ERIC Number: ED404832
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Rehabilitation Technology Resources and Services: How Well Are We Using Them in Vocational Evaluation?.
Langton, Anthony J.; Lown, Neil
This report reviews the history of vocational evaluation services and practices and discusses the results of a survey of 61 vocational rehabilitation agencies conducted to determine the extent that rehabilitation technology resources and services are currently used in vocational evaluations. The survey asked general questions on the overall use of vocational evaluation services in vocational rehabilitation services and specific questions on the use of rehabilitation technology resources and services within the vocational evaluation process. Issues addressed include: reasons for using vocational evaluation services, types of assessments used in all vocational evaluations, frequency of use of rehabilitation technology specialists in each phase of the vocational evaluation process, when rehabilitation technology assessment typically occurs, rehabilitation technology services providers used in the evaluation process, types of modifications or accommodations made during the vocational evaluation process for individuals with severe disabilities, use of assistive technology aids and devices in vocational evaluations, and barriers limiting the use of rehabilitation technology in the vocational evaluation process. According to the survey's findings, the current use of technology resources within vocational evaluation is limited but there are indications that the field is realizing the importance of including rehabilitation technology in expected standards of practice. (Contains 14 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept., West Columbia. Center for Rehabilitation Technology Services.