ERIC Number: ED404835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rehabilitation Technology Services in Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Survey: General Report of Findings.
Flynn, Cynthia C., Ed.
A survey of 61 vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies investigated the use of rehabilitation technology services. The results are organized into the following eight reports: (1) general report of findings (includes information on the governing structure of VR agencies); (2) personnel of VR agencies (includes findings on the roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation counselors, vocational evaluators, rehabilitation technology service providers, and technology resource specialists); (3) rehabilitation engineers (includes findings on the types of services rehabilitation engineers provide and their caseloads); (4) policies and procedures (includes findings on consumer involvement/interactions, policies on procurement and utilization of assistive technology, quality assurance, and vocational evaluation); (5) rehabilitation technology service delivery (addresses the organization of service delivery programs, provision of technology services, and external linkages with other agencies); (6) rehabilitation technology in the assessment/vocational evaluation process (discusses vocational evaluations in VR agencies, consideration of rehabilitation technology during referral, barriers to the use of rehabilitation technology, and accommodations in the assessment process); (7) assistive technology aids and devices (includes findings on funding and procurement, consumer issues, and reuse/disposal of assistive technology aids and devices); and (8) computer use for internal information sharing. Each report presents data in text, tables, and figures. (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.