ERIC Number: ED379889
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Employment Outcomes for Persons with Acquired Brain Injury. Report from the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues Study Group (20th, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 1993).
Corthell, David W., Ed.
This document provides a resource and problem-solving guide for vocational rehabilitation counselors serving people with brain injuries acquired through trauma or other circumstances. An introduction defines acquired brain injury, characterizes the uniqueness of people with acquired brain injury, and describes community resources. Chapter 2, "Assessment and Evaluation," discusses referral for vocational rehabilitation services, sources of information, and vocational testing. Chapter 3, "Planning," outlines information needs, consumer involvement, family issues, and agreement on rehabilitation goals. Chapter 4, "Service Delivery," focuses on identifying and selecting appropriate services and programs and evaluating service providers. Chapter 5, "Achieving Employment Outcomes," examines general placement considerations (consumer, job site, employer, and support system); placement options; vocational supports; job retention; employer training; and case closure. The final chapter, "Administrative Issues," addresses administrative commitment, the role of the state agency's acquired brain injury coordinator and specialty counselors, case management issues, resource development, staff training, and interagency coordination. An appendix titled "Understanding Neuropsychological Factors Related to Work Performance" concludes the document. (Contains approximately 175 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Employment Programs, Evaluation Methods, Family Involvement, Goal Orientation, Head Injuries, Job Performance, Job Placement, Neurological Impairments, Neuropsychology, Planning, Program Administration, Rehabilitation Counseling, Rehabilitation Programs, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ.-Stout, Menomonie. Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Inst.