ERIC Number: ED322652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
A Study of Support Systems and Supervisory Techniques Used in the Training and Employment of People with Moderate Special Needs. Research Report.
Reisman, Elaine S.
The purpose of the study reported in this paper was to identify support systems for supervisors of people with moderate special needs (MSN) in training internships and employment situations. A questionnaire was mailed to 105 cooperating practitioners who had served in previous years as on-site supervisors (ONS) for students in a job training/placement program; of these, 66 useable replies were received for a response rate of 68%. Interviews were also conducted with 27 former ONS and other employers and personnel managers in business and industry. Findings indicated that benefits of such employment programs to employers, MSN employees, and the community are many. However, performance expectations often exceed MSN employee ability, which tends to contribute to difficulties in psychosocial and emotional adjustment of the NSM employee. Training supervisors who can provide specific information and supervisory techniques for working with MSN employees and the availability of such supervisors for ongoing consultation were seen as major sources of support for ONS staff. Appendices include copies of questionnaires and interview forms, lists of interviewees, 12 references, and a bibliography. (PB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see EC 231 838.