The Journal of Rehabilitation

A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Rehabilitation Association. Articles include original research, academic criticism, and expert debate in the field of rehabilitation.

Articles from Vol. 62, No. 3, July-September

Accommodating Specific Job Functions for People with Hearing Impairments
Finding and maintaining employment is a continuing problem for individuals who have disabilities. Individuals with hearing impairments (deaf or hard of hearing) report problems entering the workforce and operating within the workplace. Many jobs require...
A Comparison of Janitorial Workers with Mental Retardation and Their Non-Disabled Peers on Retention and Absenteeism
In April of 1987, there were more than 500 million adults worldwide with one or more identified disabilities (Feldman, 1988). In the United States there are at least 43 million people with disabilities (Bartholomew, 1991), thirteen million of whom are...
A Conceptual Framework for Work-Related Social Skills in Psychiatric Rehabilitation
Social skills and social skills training have attracted considerable attention in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation in the past two decades. There are numerous studies (Bellack, Morrison, Wixted, and Mueser, 1990; Bryant, Trower, Yardley, Urbieta,...
A Qualitative Study of the Career Development of Hispanics with Disabilities
The purpose of this research is to qualitatively examine the career development of a sample of Midwest Hispanics with disabilities. In order to contextualize the research presented in this article, we will discuss the following background topics: (a)...
Group-Oriented Community-Based Expressive Arts Programming for Individuals with Disabilities: Participant Satisfaction and Perceptions of Psychosocial Impact
For the past four decades, the creative arts have been utilized to a limited extent within rehabilitation with the intent of enhancing outcomes, including psychosocial functioning. Formally introduced by art therapy pioneers such as Margaret Naumburg...
Identifying the Unmet Independent Living Needs of Persons with Spinal Cord Injury
The comprehensive needs of persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) include not only health care needs, but many environmental and societal needs following discharge from a rehabilitation program. Regardless of the quality of inpatient care many of these...
Job Analyzer by VERTEK
VERTEK, a computer software company, is the producer of two widely used computer programs in rehabilitation: the highly acclaimed OASYS Job Search program and the GATE Reporting System. They have now produced a third product, Job Analyzer, which is a...
Preventing and Managing Secondary Conditions: A Proposed Role for Independent Living Centers
Pope and Tarlov (1991) define a secondary condition as "a condition that is causally related to a disabling condition and can be either a pathology, an impairment, a functional limitation or an additional disability" (p. 214). People with severe disabilities,...
Rehabilitation Counseling for People with HIV Disease
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome is everyone's crisis. Gone are the days of thinking of AIDS as a gay disease, a disease for drug users, a disease that no one we know will get. Gone are the days when only a handful of counselors would work with people...
Rehabilitation Cultural Diversity Initiative: A Regional Survey of Cultural Diversity within CILs
The rapidly changing demographics in this country have been well documented (Feist-Price, 1995; Fobbs, 1994; Leung, 1993; Thomas, 1991; Whitfield, 1994; Wright, 1993). Based on the 1990 National Census data, it is projected that by the year 2010, ethnic...
The Meaning of Work in the Lives of People with Significant Disabilities: Consumer and Family Perspectives
Since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Amendments of 1992, there has been increased public attention to the employment of people with disabilities. Most research on the employment outcomes of people with disabilities...
Work Values and Expectancies in Occupational Rehabilitation: The Role of Cognitive Variables in the Return-to-Work Process
It is a commonplace to note that the amount of time to return to employment, following an injury or other compensable condition incurred through employment, cannot be fully predicted from knowledge of the type and extent of the injury or condition. Empirical...
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