Introduction of Reports/Manuals on Vocational Rehabilitation Methods Developed by Vocational Rehabilitation Center

The Vocational Rehabilitation Center in the National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation is developing and improving pioneering vocational rehabilitation methods for persons with developmental disabilities, mental disabilities, and higher brain dysfunction on whom the conventional support methods have a limited effect. These accomplishments are published every year.

Reports on Practical Support Methods and Support Manuals, in which these accomplishments are integrated together with ready-to-use materials, are listed on the JEED Research and Department website and available for download.
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Development of Support Methods for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
"Skill Training for Drafting Working Procedure Sheets"

Support Manuals No. 15 (March 2017)

We have developed the standard support methods for drafting and utilizing working procedure sheets that help persons with developmental disabilities effectively acquire and improve their adaptability to diversifying job content. These techniques are compiled as Skill Training for Drafting Working Procedure Sheets, in which user-friendly information on implementation methods, support points and support tools are included.
Development of Support Methods for Persons with Mental Disabilities
"Job Rehearsal"

For persons with mental health problems including mood disorder, who have been on leave

Support Manuals No. 16 (March 2017)

In this manual, we introduce a new curriculum named "Job Rehearsal", which aims at elevating sustainable and practical skills (such as stress management, social adaptability and performance of duties) of persons with mental disabilities in order to facilitate their return to work. The aims of Job Rehearsal, its implementation methods and points of attention are explained in an easy-to-understand DVD attached to the manual, together with CD-ROM containing various data/materials.
Development of Support Methods for Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction
"Support for Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction Having Memory Disorder to Learn Appropriate Methods to Alleviate their Disorder"

Report on Practical Support Methods No. 30 (March 2017)

We have systematized ways and methods of support for persons with higher brain dysfunction to learn appropriate methods aimed to help them alleviate their memory disorders, enabling them to return to work or get new employment. In this report, we introduce and explain effective and applicable support methods, together with application examples.

Introduction of Pioneering Vocational Rehabilitation Methods

The Vocational Rehabilitation Center in the National Institute of Vocational Rehabilitation is developing and improving pioneering vocational rehabilitation methods, for persons with developmental disabilities, higher brain dysfunction, and mental disabilities, for whom more professional expertise is required in addition to the conventional support methods, taking into consideration characteristics of these disabilities as well as employer’s needs.

Development of Support Methods Responding to Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Development and Utilization of Navigation Book – Work System Support Program for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Support Manuals (No. 13, March 2016) <Japanese Link>
This manual includes the content, methods, and practical points of support regarding the “Development and Utilization of Navigation Book” used in the Work System Support Program.
It contains a user-friendly workbook named “How to make a navigation book” and various support tools. A step-by-step approach to making a navigation book is explained, along with the important points and support techniques for each of the 6 steps and application examples.
Development of Support Methods Responding to Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction – Employment Support for Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction – Collaboration with Medical Institutions
Support Manuals (No. 14, March 2016) <Japanese Link>
In this manual, we have sorted out and put together the knowledge and information gained through implementation of the Returning to Work Program and Employment Support Program for persons with higher brain dysfunction, focusing on how to collaborate with medical institutions offering employment support.
The necessity of collaborating with medical institutions in providing vocational rehabilitation services for those with higher brain dysfunction is explained in a comprehensible way, along with how to understand and collect medical information necessary for providing vocational rehabilitation services, how to share information with medical institutions, and the support for disability acceptance. Application examples are also provided.
A reference section at the end includes definition and characteristics of various cases of higher brain dysfunction, as well as some of the neuropsychological examinations that are used by medical institutions to diagnose them.
Development of Support Methods Responding to Persons with Mental Disabilities – Anger Control Support for Persons on Sick Leave because of Mental Health Problems including Mood Disorders, etc. – Development of Anger Control Support Methods
Report on Practical Support Methods (No. 29, March 2016) <Japanese Link>
In this report, we review the development of anger control support, improvements following completion of the support manual, support examples, points to note regarding supports, etc.
Included are explanations of why and how anger control support was introduced, conditions of recipients, support content and its implementation methods, together with application examples. How to assess the characteristics of the anger, collaboration with medical institutions, application methods for other programs in addition to the Returning to Work Program, and points to note regarding provision of anger control support, are also explained.
At the end of the report, there is a section on assessment tools to be used in the anger control support, along with training materials.


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