ERIC Number: ED358599
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Serving the Underserved--Principles, Practices, and Techniques. Report from the Study Group. Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (19th, San Antonio, Texas, October 1992).
Corthell, David W., Ed.; Yarman, Dennis W.
This monograph is the result of a study group on the rehabilitation service needs of unserved and underserved people with disabilities, especially those who are hard of hearing or have epilepsy. The first chapter discusses the criteria of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) for determining that members of a particular group are unserved or underserved and suggests modifications within the vocational rehabilitation system to enhance services to a specific group. The bulk of the document applies this model to persons who are hard of hearing or epileptic. For each disability group, a general discussion of myths and issues related to the disability is presented, followed by suggestions for needed modifications in the service delivery system in the areas of policy; practice; and training, education, and development. Finally, policy issues are discussed and specific recommendations offered for each of these two underserved populations. Seven appendices include: (1) a glossary; (2) the McCarthy-Alpiner Scale; (3) a Joint Statement of Principles of Cooperation of three organizations and the RSA concerning people who are hard of hearing; (4) the text of Section 36.303 of the Americans with Disabilities Act; (5) an outline of an inservice training curriculum for persons working with the hard-of-hearing; (6) a guide to communicating with people who are hard of hearing; and (7) a list of resource organizations. (DB)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Eligibility, Epilepsy, Inservice Education, Models, Needs Assessment, Partial Hearing, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Rehabilitation, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Publications Department, Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute, Menomonie, WI 54751-0790 ($18.75).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.