ERIC Number: ED236813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Learning Disabilities: Implications for Rehabilitation Research, Teaching, and Service. Kentucky Studies in Rehabilitation, Series 1, Monograph 1.
Crystal, Ralph M., Comp.
The report covers issues in the rehabilitation of persons with learning disabilities (LD). Issues raised in an interdisciplinary conference on the rehabilitation needs of adolescents and adults with LD are identified for four areas (sample subtopics in parentheses): (1) definition, assessment, and service delivery (characteristics of effective assessment techniques, strengths and weaknesses of standardized test batteries with LD populations); (2) psychological and social issues (ways to promote self esteem); (3) educational issues (characteristics of effective programs for adults with LD); and (4) employment (career counseling, vocational planning, ways to combat negative employer attitudes). The second part of the report describes a project to provide rehabilitative services for LD students who have the potential for entering postsecondary programs. The model, developed by the University of Kentucky Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling, will be used for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation, with an emphasis on linking education and vocational planning. Diagnostic services will result in recommendations on postsecondary education, training, and employment opportunities. The information will then be used to develop a sound rehabilitation plan. The model calls for existing resources to be used in a coordinated manner. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Support Staff; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kentucky Research Foundation, Lexington.
Authoring Institution: Kentucky Univ., Lexington. Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling.