ERIC Number: ED404833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Enhancing the Role of Vocational Evaluators: Surviving in a Changing World.
Lown, Neil F.; Langton, Anthony J.
This report describes the role of the vocational evaluator in identifying technology that will assist the client in overcoming functional limitations. The traditional approach to vocational evaluation as well as problems with this approach, including the limitations of standardized assessment procedures, are discussed. The report then outlines a new approach that highlights the importance of identifying functional capacities and considering technology as a way to overcome functional limitations. The use of behavioral observation in assessing the potential need for assistive technology devices is also covered. Questions that vocational evaluators should consider in their evaluation are provided and steps they should take in consulting with the client after the formal evaluation are outlined. The report reviews the advantages of this approach to the client, the employer, and the vocational rehabilitation counselor. The relationship and complimentary roles of vocational evaluators and rehabilitation engineers are addressed under a section on territorial issues. (Contains 13 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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.