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Technology as a support system for orientation and mobility

Technology as a support system for orientation and mobility – Orientation and Mobility for Blind People John Brabyn The development and application of technology for orientation and mobility has a long history covering the postwar period. Although some early endeavors envisaged systems that might replace the cane or dog guide, more recent efforts have focussed […]

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Occupational Therapy and Psychosocial Dysfunction.

Occupational Therapy and Psychosocial Dysfunction. – book reviews Susan Cook Merrill, editor. The Haworth Press, Inc., 10 Alice Street, Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. 237 pages. Hardcover, $37.95; softcover, $19.95. This text provides a comprehensive view of occupational therapy practice in psychosocial dysfunction. It emphasizes case studies for discussion and descriptions of programs and specific treatment activities […]

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Vocational rehabilitation outcome measures: the probability of employment and the duration of periods of employment

Vocational rehabilitation outcome measures: the probability of employment and the duration of periods of employment – Vocational Rehabilitation and Competitive Employment W. Ernest Gibbs W Ernest Gibbs, Ph.D. This article reviews two labor market outcomes which can be used to evaluate the impact of vocational rehabilitation services. While there has been much analysis concerning the […]

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Ushering in a New Regeneration Strategy

Ushering in a New Regeneration Strategy Despite the success of the bridging strategies, a barrier awaits the regrowing axons at the point where the bridges end. In order to make functional connections with the nerve circuits beyond the bridge, the growing nerve fibers must leave the supportive bridge and grow into the “hostile” spinal cord […]

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Community resource utilization in rehabilitation: the shape of the future

Community resource utilization in rehabilitation: the shape of the future – America 2000 Gary E. Holmes Using community resources has long been an essential practice of rehabilitation professionals for providing appropriate and timely help to people with disabilities. As we near the 21st century, community resource utilization will play an even larger role in the […]

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a public policy analysis from a state perspective

Traumatic brain injury: a public policy analysis from a state perspective William E. Reynolds In the early 1980’s, traumatic brain injury (TBI) was known as the “silent epidemic,” not only because TBI most often is an “invisible” disability, but also because it was one of the lesser known disabilities. Now, thanks to the advocacy and […]

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Survivor Training and Empowerment Program

Survivor Training and Empowerment Program – S.T.E.P Pat Breese On Sept. 30, 1992, the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), awarded the Colorado Department of Social Services (now called the Colorado Department of Human Services), Rehabilitation Services (now called the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation), a 1-year renewable $108,178 grant to develop and implement the Survivor Training and […]

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The role of the entrepreneur in job placement

The role of the entrepreneur in job placement Stephen White Employment represents the most widely accepted barometer of adulthood and success in American culture. It is the focus for much in government policies, the rationale for at least one cabinet level department (Department of Labor) and numerous federal programs, and is the measure of success […]

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Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Multi-Disciplinary Handbook.

Mental Health in a Multi-Ethnic Society: A Multi-Disciplinary Handbook. – book reviews As services in the community continue to replace institution-based care there is an increasing need for professionals from medical, social work, clinical psychology, nursing, and other backgrounds to address the diverse needs of a multi-ethnic society using a common frame of reference. Those […]

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Literacy and Other Employment-Related Services for People with Disabilities

Literacy and Other Employment-Related Services for People with Disabilities In a recent issue of American Rehabilitation, I reported to you on various states providing innovative collaborations between vocational rehabilitation (VR) programs and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. RSA staff continues to conduct research to bring you the latest information regarding those collaborations. […]