TACQE’s Findings Featured in the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin

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The recent issue of the Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin (RCB) features six articles based on findings from VRTAC-QE’s Comprehensive Review White Paper. The focus of this special series is on the application of vocational rehabilitation services.

The RCB features articles important to rehabilitation counseling practitioners in counseling, education, or research settings. Each issue includes original empirical research, theoretical essays, comprehensive literature reviews, intensive case studies, research critiques, and brief reports.

RCB's Special Series Articles 

More about the six articles based on findings from TACQE in RCB’s Special Series focused on the application of vocational rehabilitation services:

Differential Effects of Functioning on the Career Development of Individuals with Disabilities
Chelsea E. Brehmer, David R. Strauser, Sa Shen, Brian N. Phillips, John F. Kosciulek, Bryan S. Austin

Findings illuminate important differences across dimensions of functioning that impact career development. Results suggest that a multidimensional approach to career development would be most effective in supporting the functioning of individuals with disabilities.

The Essential Elements of Customized Employment: Results From a National Survey of Employment Providers
Katherine J. Inge, Adam P. Sima, Tim Riesen, Paul Wehman, & Nancy Brooks-Lane

Results indicate that there is agreement among CE providers on critical Discovery and job development activities, which suggests that providers are regularly accessing information to inform their practice. There appears to be a gap between what respondents identify as critical activities and how well they are being implemented.

Use of Customized Employment in State Vocational Rehabilitation Programs: A Retrospective Study 2017–2020
Jaeyoung Kim, Katherine Inge, Beth Keeton, Tim Riesen, & Timothy N. Tansey

The results of this study indicated that consumers who have cognitive disability and cultural barriers; are migrant farmworkers and/or dependents; and receive job placement assistance, short-term job supports, maintenance services, benefits counseling, and supported employment are more likely to get competitive integrated employment at exit.

This study is the initiation of the third step of the fidelity process to determine if items on the Discovery Fidelity Scale accurately and reliably measure the discovery process consistency. The study also examined outcomes for individuals engaged in the discovery process. The results of the study suggest that (a) both the systems and services components appear to measure their respective constructs and (b) the overall discovery construct appears to have acceptable internal consistency.

The objective of this study was to determine trends of case closures in self-employment among PWDs within the VR program from 2011–2013 to 2017–2019 and to examine the effects of gender and race/ethnicity on self-employment outcomes.

The Time Is Ripe for Entrepreneurship in Vocational Rehabilitation: A Four-Pronged Approach
Michael Frain, Devin Rohack, Malachy Bishop, Julianne Frain, & Jennifer Sánchez

The idea of entrepreneurship fits rehabilitation philosophy, and through training, legislation, and new vision many persons with disabilities can find successful careers as entrepreneurs.
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