ERIC Number: ED206905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Assessment of Deaf Adults. Final Report, July 1, 1980-June 30, 1981.
Kimmel, David S.; And Others
A model vocational assessment for deaf adults in New Jersey was created through the implementation of a project with three objectives. The first objective was to review existing vocational assessment procedures in New Jersey and the surrounding region in order to select and purchase appropriate components for use with deaf adults. Materials were selected through site visits at assessment facilities, conferences with professionals in the field, and review and evaluation by the project team. Materials selected included components of the Valpar Work Samples, VITAS, S.A.V.E., and STOUT. In addition, Bennett Hand Tools, Crawford Small Tools, and psychometric tests such as the WRIOY were purchased. The second objective was to establish a vocational assessment facility to serve deaf adults. This was accomplished in February, 1981. A third objective, to facilitate employment opportunities for deaf clients, was accomplished through the efforts of a job developer who made contacts with industry, community, and state agencies to seek out employment opportunities or on-the-job training, and who accompanied clients on job interviews. The project has served 28 deaf adults residing in six counties; and the vocational assessment model can be used by the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide a clear picture of the aptitudes and vocational abilities of deaf clients so that suitable training or employment opportunities can be pursued. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Fair Lawn Community School, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey