ERIC Number: ED405688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Reference Count: N/A
TECH POINTS: Integrating Rehabilitation Technology into Vocational Rehabilitation Services. Training Manual.
South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Dept., West Columbia. Center for Rehabilitation Technology Services.
This TECH POINTS training manual and guide are intended to assist vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies with staff training on the integration of rehabilitation technology services into the VR process. The TECH POINTS approach helps determine when and how to use rehabilitation technology with individual clients. The training manual covers: how to use the TECH POINTS approach, referral/application, extended evaluation, plan development, services, placement/follow-up, closure points, post-employment, and agency guidelines for rehabilitation technology. Sections provide a summary of main points, explanatory text, a place for notes, boxes with key points or implementation steps, and references. The TECH POINTS guide lists specific questions, considerations, and recommended actions to determine whether technology services are needed at each of the seven TECH POINTS stages from referral/application through post-employment. Other information in the guide summarizes components of rehabilitation technology; specific rehabilitation technology services, devices, and specialists; and cost considerations. There is also a list of rehabilitation technology information resources and databases, as well as space for listing local rehabilitation technology service providers and a summary of case studies of technology uses to modify the workplace in various environments. (DB)
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.