Description of Rehabilitation Counselors and Rehabilitation Teachers in State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
Abstract: This article presents a survey of the practices of state rehabilitation agencies regarding rehabilitation teachers and rehabilitation counselors who provide services to adults with visual impairments (who are blind or have low vision). The findings indicated that the majority of the agencies employed these professionals in discrete categories and offered them the same starting salaries. However, the rehabilitation counselors' caseloads were typically 60 percent higher than the rehabilitation teachers'. Projected openings based on the total positions in each agency revealed slightly more openings for rehabilitation teachers than for rehabilitation counselors.