ERIC Number: ED226147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Report from the Study Group on Rehabilitation of Clients with Specific Learning Disabilities. Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (9th, St. Louis, Missouri, June 1-3, 1982).
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.; Arkansas State Div. of Rehabilitation Services, Little Rock.
This document, developed by the Ninth Institute on Rehabilitation Issues Prime Study Group on Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), is intended to provide basic information and guidelines to state agencies for implementing meaningful services to SLD clients. The publication is organized into five sections, with each section divided into objectives, a summary, a discussion, implications, and references. The first section presents an historical and philosophical review of SLD, discussing the handicapping conditions referred to as SLD, the legislation affecting this population, and efforts in vocational rehabilitation for these clients. Section 2 describes the SLD population, while section 3 discusses various administrative issues in vocational rehabilitation of SLD clients. In the fourth section, program planning for SLD clients is covered. This section contains five units detailing referral and screening of SLD clients, diagnosis and assessment of SLD clients, eligibility and severity of clients' problems, program planning, and job placement and follow-up. The final section presents tentative guidelines for rehabilitation trainers to use in planning, designing, and conducting training programs on rehabilitation of clients with SLD. Document appendixes include a list of study group members, Pennsylvania vocational rehabilitation guidelines for serving SLD, a learning disabilities checklist, a learning disabilities history form, information sources, and use of neuropsychological information. A bibliography completes the publication. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Diagnosis, Educational Resources, Guidelines, History, Job Placement, Laws, Learning Disabilities, Policy Formation, Program Development, Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Training Methods, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Followup, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publications Dept., Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71901 (Item No. 1188--$4.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.; Arkansas State Div. of Rehabilitation Services, Little Rock.