ERIC Number: ED330954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jan
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The Importance of Educational Assessments in the Rehabilitation Process.
Craig, Charles W.
All rehabilitation programs have some educational component. The case worker must be able to effectively evaluate the choices presented to the client, then assist the client in recognizing those choices that are valid and realistic. Often times new occupational positions require additional training. The counselor should keep in mind the client's intellectual potential, educational levels, physical tolerance, and goals. These issues can be explosive when designing the educational aspect of any rehabilitation program for if they are misjudged, they can have major cost and outcome consequences. The following is a set of questions designed to guide the assessment process: (1) Will the person be able to perform the job physically? (2) Does the client have the intellectual capacity to carry out the job? (3) How, and where, may training for the job be acquired? (4) Is this choice likely to lead to productive employment? (5) What are the client's actual academic levels? (6) What work needs to be done to have the client ready to enter a program? (7) How long is the preparation work likely to take? (8) Where should the preparatory work be carried out? (9) What is the best place to obtain the training program? (10) What special equipment or remedial assistance may be required? (11) What is the likely cost of the whole educational planning process? (BHK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Summary of a paper presented at the Annual National Consultation on Vocational Counselling (17th, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, January 22-24, 1991).