ERIC Number: ED317010
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Vocational Rehabilitation of Persons with Learning Disabilities: Best Practices.
Wisconsin Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Vocational Studies Center.; Wisconsin Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Middleton, WI.
The document provides a compendium of 83 "best practices" in the vocational rehabilitation of clients with learning disabilities. Practices (N=120) were originally identified by a literature search, contacts with experts on learning disabilities, contacts with learning-disabled individuals, and contacts with community-based organizations providing vocational rehabilitation services. Identified practices were then field-tested and rated by 10 Wisconsin rehabilitation counselors. Preliminary information summarizes policies governing eligibility determination in Wisconsin, discusses the nature of learning disabilities, and presents views of learning-disabled individuals. Practices are grouped into the following categories: program operations, application/eligibility determination (including vocational assessment), individualized written rehabilitation plan, training, and employment. Usually provided for each "best practice" is the original source, suggested ways to use the practice, a description of the practice, and any forms or evaluation devices associated with the practice. An annotated bibliography describes nine print materials and nine videotapes to assist in the vocational rehabilitation of persons with learning disabilities. There are an additional 11 references. (DB)
Descriptors: Adult Counseling, Adults, Career Counseling, Educational Practices, Eligibility, Employment, Employment Practices, Individualized Programs, Learning Disabilities, Measures (Individuals), Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Training, Videotape Recordings, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Studies Center, Dept. H., 1025 West Johnson St., Madison, WI 53706 ($35.00 plus postage and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Vocational Studies Center.; Wisconsin Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities, Middleton, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin