Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editor's Comment

Academic journal article The Journal of Rehabilitation

Editor's Comment

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As usual, the articles in this issue of the Journal of Rehabilitation include some very interesting information. The initial article by Walls, Misra and Majumder analyzed trends in the state-federal programs over the past three decades. Many interesting trends were identified, including the fact that the percentage of clients entering competitive employment has increased each decade. Roessler's article on the TWWIIA program of work incentives provides a clear description of the program and program requirements. It provides one of the most comprehensible explanations of the program I have encountered.

The third and forth articles focus on direct practice. Mannock, Levesque and Prochaska's article on assessing client readiness to engage in job seeking behaviors provides insight into a critical aspect of rehabilitation practice. Drebing, et al present a study of the relationship of participation in rehabilitation programs and the outcome, interestingly finding that older participants (over age 55) have a very different pattern of participation and success than younger participants in the program.

Weston, Koller and Dunham provide information on counselor perception of the usefulness of the General Educational Development Test in rehabilitation, a test used by many clients to obtain a high school equivalency degree. …

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