ERIC Number: ED237643
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Success for Mentally Retarded Students. Sources to Upgrade Career Counseling and Employment of Special Students.
Lombana, Judy H.
Intended for school counselors, occupational specialists, and other guidance personnel, this handbook provides basic information and lists of resources concerning the career guidance needs of mentally retarded students. Chapter 1 reviews the aspects of career guidance that the counselor must provide: assessment, individual counseling, career planning, and career placement. The next two chapters describe the major classification systems for mentally retarded students and list characteristics of retarded students. Chapter 4 focuses on a comprehensive psychoeducational assessment of mentally retarded students, including assessment of intellectual abilities, academic achievement, and social functioning. The chapter on counseling mentally retarded students addresses selecting an appropriate counseling approach and family involvement. Chapter 6 briefly summarizes several laws affecting career planning for retarded people. Chapter 7 on career planning discusses development of employability skills, development of career/vocational vocabulary, and measures of vocational interests. Vocational placement is considered in chapter 8. Work evaluation systems frequently used with retarded students are described. Chapter 9 is an annotated listing of directories of services and materials, professional and service organizations, career education handbooks, and journals that can be used as resources. A bibliography concludes the handbook. (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Career Education, Career Guidance, Career Planning, Educational Legislation, Employment Potential, Federal Legislation, Individual Counseling, Job Placement, Job Skills, Mental Retardation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Studies in Vocational Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 232 034-036.