ERIC Number: ED402725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Vocational Assessment Protocol. User's Manual [and] Profiles. Revised.
Thomas, Dale F.
This packet contains the user's manual and profile sheets for the Vocational Assessment Protocol (VAP), a functional skills profile of vocational-related factors intended for use in the vocational rehabilitation of persons who have acquired a traumatic brain injury. The VAP consists of nine structured rating instruments and a structural summary format. The rating instruments include two structured interviews, three clinical rating instruments, and four measures of vocational adaptability. The structural summary is intended to condense the information on strengths, critical work behaviors, and potential work problems in relation to job goals. A format for addressing referral questions, appropriateness of job goals, supervisory and support recommendations, and additional service needs is also included in the summary. The manual details the VAP's 11-step process, including: (1) gathering background information; (2) profiling clinical background information; (3) intake and assessment planning; (4) formalizing and operationalizing referral questions; (5) the intake interview; (6) initiating the evaluation; (7) identifying vocational interests and work needs; (8) situational assessment and job search; (9) situational assessment and job retention; (10) community-based job trials; and (11) developing the evaluation report and completing the structural summary. Also included is a summary of validity and reliability data. Multiple copies of blank profile sheets are attached. (Contains 10 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Adults, Career Choice, Employment Potential, Evaluation Methods, Head Injuries, Interviews, Neurological Impairments, Profiles, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Vocational Aptitude, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Interests, Vocational Rehabilitation
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Research and Training Center, 214 10th Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751-2506 ($21.75, User's Manual; $35, Profiles).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Improving Community-Based Rehabilitation Programs.