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| Published: December 25, 2015

Vocational Rehabilitation of Mild Mentally Challenged Adults

Shony Mathew P. J

Research and Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Vidhya Ravindranadan

Department of Psychology, Union Christian College, Aluva, Kerala Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.108/20150301

DOI: 10.25215/0301.108

ABSTRACT

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.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.108/20150301

10.25215/0301.108

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015