Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation - Volume 1, issue 2
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Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide a forum for discussion and dissemination of information about the major areas that constitute vocational rehabilitation.
Periodically, there will be topics that are directed either to specific themes such as long-term care or different disability groups such as those with psychiatric impairment. Often a guest editor who is an expert in the given area will provide leadership on a specific topic issue. However, all articles received directly or submitted for a special issue are welcome for peer review. The emphasis will be on publishing rehabilitation articles that have immediate application for helping rehabilitation counselors, psychologists and other professionals in providing direct services to people with disabilities.
Original research articles, review articles, program descriptions, and case studies will be considered for publication. Ideas for special topical issues are welcomed as well.
Abstract: In 1987, a multistate demonstration project was initiated for illustrating the use of supported employment technology for persons with physical impairments. This article reports on the results of the project after the first two years, including the nature of the individuals served by the project, the outcomes achieved, and the problems and barriers encountered in delivering services to individuals from this population. Case studies are also presented which illustrate the use of assistive technology within a program of supported employment.
Abstract: In the past ten years, augmentative communication has become a factor in vocational rehabilitation. A history of augmentative communication is presented, as well as the role that vocational rehabilitation counselors can and often do play in the evaluation and implementation of an augmentative communication system.
Abstract: Included in this issue are five book reviews covering a diverse set of topics. I have solicited the assistance of members from Connecticut's Rehabilitation Engineering Center to provide their insights on the selected publications. Three of these resources are guides to give the rehabilitation professional access to current state-of-the-art technologies and information. A third review centers on the fundamentals of essential foundation information for rehabilitation personnel who assist persons with physical disabilities. A final selection is a first-person account of experiences growing up disabled. All of these resources will add greatly to your general ability to assist individuals with physical…disabilities.