Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation - Volume 8, issue 1
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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: Effective use of community-based instruction to facilitate the entry of people with disabilities into integrated community businesses relies on appropriate assessment strategies. In recent years, traditional standardized vocational assessment strategies have given way to situational assessment coupled with the assessment of workers' aspirations and desired career goals. This article offers a set of guiding principles for agencies that are attempting to revise their assessment practices to better predict the supports that individuals with disabilities will need for success in community-based work places. In addition, an approach to clarifying individuals' aspirations for an improved quality of life, called the C.A.P.A.B.L.E. process,…is described. Finally, recommendations are offered for merging this approach with a situational assessment strategy in order to provide the best direction for community-based instruction.