Volume 19, Issue 3 (1990)
Edward M. Levinson, D.E. Friedman
As a result of recent federal and state initiatives,the vocational needs of the school-aged handicapped population are being given increased attention by educators, psychologists, and rehabilitation personnel.Given that a large percentage of the handicapped population do not pursue postsecondary education,and that the unemployment rate among the handicapped is significantly higher than is the unemployment rate for the general population, the increased attention being paid to the vocational needs of the handicapped is both understandable and justifiable. In that school psychologists spend a considerable portion of their time providing services to this population, it is becoming increasingly important for school psychologists to become knowledgeable about vocational issues, particularly as they apply to the provision of assessment,counseling, and consultation services provided to handicapped students at the secondary school level.In that “learning disabilities” is one of the most frequently encountered handicapping conditions by school psychologists, it may be particularly important for school psychologists to become knowledgeable about the vocational needs of this particular population.
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