ERIC Number: ED226119
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-30
Reference Count: N/A
Spinal Cord Injury Project: A Project to Improve and Expand Spinal Cord Injury Services at the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center. Final Report. July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1982.
West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The primary purpose of this project was to establish a structured multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary program of services for the traumatically spinal cord injured (SCI) clients at the West Virginia Rehabilitation Center. The program, conducted from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1982, included services ranging from physical and mental restoration to job placement and followup services. The project drew upon the existing programs, staff, and resources of the center, the field program, and the community. Additional project staff were hired to augment and strengthen existing programs as well as to address areas perceived as unmet needs. These areas included the following: patient and family education; preservice and inservice training opportunities for staff serving SCI clients; and appropriate, accessible housing. The project was able to improve the effectiveness of existing programs and staff with the addition of SCI project staff. The project presented an opportunity to assess, evaluate, recommend, and implement objectively the positive changes in all areas related to spinal cord injury services with special emphasis placed on those areas perceived as unmet needs. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Needs, Injuries, Medical Services, Models, Normalization (Handicapped), Nursing, Nursing Education, Physical Disabilities, Physical Therapy, Program Improvement, Rehabilitation Centers, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Staff Development, Staff Utilization, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston. Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation.