ERIC Number: ED265729
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Strategies for Serving Deaf-Blind Clients: Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (11th, San Antonio, Texas, June 1984).
Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
The publication is intended to dispel misconceptions about the vocational rehabilitation service needs of deaf-blind persons. The first of five sections presents a history and comments on the philosophy of working with deaf-blind persons. Five programmatic definitions of deaf-blindness are offered. Section 2 addresses communication modes, aids, and devices (such as specific alphabets and braille hand speech) used by this population. The third section examines five topics: (1) administrative issues (legal aspects, program management); (2) a continuum of services (multi-agency collaborative networks, models of interagency agreements); (3) special needs of deaf blind persons (broken down into categories of types of deaf-blindness); (4) counselor concerns (caseload management, orientation and mobility, housing); and (5) the vocational rehabilitation process (training, job development). Section four examines training programs to enable rehabilitation personnel to deal with deaf blind clients and provides a list of resources that can be contacted for assistance. The final section is composed of references and a list of study group members who developed the document. (CL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Deaf Blind, Definitions, Educational Philosophy, History, Program Administration, Psychological Needs, Vocational Rehabilitation
Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center, Publications Dept., P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($6.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.