An Experiment in Determining Occupational Goals for the Severely Handicapped

By Doris K. Hirsch

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare, June 1951

This article describes an experimental process designed to evaluate and define disabled clients' vocational goals by observing them in simulated work situations. She describes the different types of simulated work environments, modeled after various unskilled and semi-skilled jobs. The program, which was operated by United Vocational and Employment Service of Pittsburgh, is on the whole successful, the author reports.

Topic: Methodology, Employment, Disability and Special Needs, Jobs

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Aptekar, Herbert H.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 27/No. 4

Page Number(s): 403-407

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

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Hirsch, Doris K. An Experiment in Determining Occupational Goals for the Severely Handicapped. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Welfare. June 1951: 403-407. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=5830


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