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ERIC Number: ED374577
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Work Inventory for Severely disAbled (WISd): A System for Meeting Job/Client Match and Accommodation/Redesign Diagnostic Needs for Workers with Severe Disabilities.
Friedman, Lee
This paper outlines the increasing need for low-skilled entry level workers, documents business and industry's response to the resulting labor shortage by tapping the resources of individuals with physical and mental disabilities, and reviews problems in job placement of workers with severe disabilities. The Work Inventory for Severely disAbled (WISd) is then presented as a job analysis/worker analysis instrument that can be used to improve the worker/job fit for individuals with moderate or severe disabilities, across a diverse set of entry-level jobs. The WISd is intended to improve the level of information available to job placement personnel when attempting to make the match between an individual's skill and potential and the requirements of specific jobs. It can also be used to diagnose specific activities and working conditions in the job that warrant accommodation or job redesign. Use of the 81-item instrument involves a work site supervisor rating the extent to which each of the activities and/or working conditions pertains to the job, and supported employment staff rating the extent to which the worker is capable of performing these activities or working under these particular conditions. Discussion of the WISd's development and its validity and reliability assessment are included. (Contains 18 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A