| Published: December 25, 2015
Vocational Rehabilitation of Mild Mentally Challenged Adults
Vocational Rehabilitation is the part of continuous and coordinated process of rehabilitation which involves the guidance, vocational training and selective placement designed to enable a differently abled person to secure and retain suitable employment. The present study analyzes impact of vocational training in the competencies of mild mentally challenged adults. The sample for the study consists of 8 mild mentally challenged adults between the age of 18 -30 years. An individualized vocational curriculum is developed and the vocational training courses provided training in computer, stitching, embroidery, office assistance and identity card making. Pre test-post test design has been used in order to understand the influence of intervention. For this purpose Behavioral Assessment Scales for Adult Living – Mental Retardation (BASAL –MR) and Personal data sheet has been used. The results indicate that vocational training has great impact in developing competencies of mild mentally challenged.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2015 I S Mathew, V Ravidranadan
Received: October 30, 2015; Revision Received: November 15, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015