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Research Article  |   June 1989
A Team Approach to Prevocational Services
Author Affiliations
  • Marlys Mitchell, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599–7120
  • Jane Davis Rourk, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Occupational Therapy Consultant, Department of Public Instruction, Raleigh, North Carolina, and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Occupational Therapy Division, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Jennifer Schwarz, OTR, at the time of this study, was employed by the Mecklenburg County School System, Charlotte, North Carolina
Article Information
Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Work and Industry / Features
Research Article   |   June 1989
A Team Approach to Prevocational Services
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1989, Vol. 43, 378-383. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.6.378
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1989, Vol. 43, 378-383. doi:10.5014/ajot.43.6.378
Abstract

This paper presents a chronology of legislative mandates for vocational rehabilitation, discusses their impact on occupational therapy, and describes relationships between special educators and vocational agencies. The Career Training Workshop, a prevocational program developed and used successfully by a North Carolina school district, is described here as an example of one effort to prepare students with disabilities for employment.