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Sabella, Scott A.; Bernacchio, Charles P.; Boland, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Jared C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Newly adopted accreditation standards within rehabilitation counselor education require the assessment of knowledge, skills, and a set of characteristics known as professional dispositions (PDs). PDs may be regarded as individual characteristics like values, beliefs, attitudes, or interpersonal ways of being that influence professional behavior.…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Training, Academic Standards, Employment Qualifications
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Huck, Garrett; Oswald, Gina; Blake, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Little research has evaluated what types of factors contribute to successful field experiences among undergraduate rehabilitation students. Objective: This study evaluated undergraduate rehabilitation student perspectives on (a) factors that contributed to student success during field experience placements, (b) the relevancy of…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Rehabilitation, Student Attitudes
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Holmes, Courtney; Reid, Christine – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Despite the increasing reliance in counselor education on online teaching and learning, the efficacy is not well documented. Objective: To investigate learning outcomes for master's-level rehabilitation and mental health counseling students. Methods: This study compared on-campus and online learning course delivery methods with pre-and…
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Distance Education, Campuses, Mental Health
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Gerald, Michael; Estrada-Hern├índez, Noel; Wadsworth, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: The utility of single-subject designs as a practical methodology for rehabilitation professionals working in the field and one that allows researchers the flexibility to identify or change treatments in the event their participant or client is not responding has been established for nearly a century (Dixon, 2002). However, a content…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Research, Research Design, Usability
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Smith, Tammy Jorgensen; Berkman, Karen; Richmond, Susan; Fitzpatrick, Megan; Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Christina J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Autism spectrum disorders encompass a group of neurodevelopmental disorders whose defining features include deficits in social communication across multiple contexts (American Psychological Association, 2011). The prevalence of autism has been increasing at an alarming rate stemming from changes in diagnostic criteria, genetic…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Transitional Programs
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Roessler, Richard; Li, Jian; Bishop, Malachy; Inge, Katherine J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: The expectation to remain in the labor force is a powerful indicator of long-term employment outcomes for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), and it is determined in part by perceived current job performance. Objective: This study identified correlates of perceived job performance among working adults with MS. Method: Participants…
Descriptors: Correlation, Job Performance, Diseases, Adults
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Kim, Byung Jin; Harley, Debra A. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Opioid use has reached epidemic proportions in rural communities in the United States and injection of drugs is commonly used. As a result of shared or reusing needles and syringes, the risk for contracting blood-borne diseases is significantly increased. Rural areas face many social and attitudinal barriers regarding syringe exchange…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Barriers, Social Attitudes, Health Services
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Koch, Lynn C. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Many emerging disabilities that affect today's rehabilitation consumers are linked to lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, substance use, and obesity. Lifestyle-related disabilities have dramatically increased in incidence and prevalence over the past two decades. Rehabilitation counselors play an important role in…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Life Style, Disabilities, Diabetes
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Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Christina; Haun, Jolie; Lind, Jason D.; Patel, Nitin; Antinori, Nicole; Luther, Stephen L. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background/Purpose: Military veterans experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and increased rates of unemployment compared to civilian populations. Health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is identified as a key outcome of long-term health and well-being. The purpose of this article is to (a) explore how employment concerns of veterans with…
Descriptors: Veterans, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Quality of Life, Health
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Koch, Lynn C.; Hill, Julie; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Rehabilitation counselors can anticipate providing services to growing numbers of individuals who have disabilities that were acquired in (or exacerbated by) severe weather events. The impact of these events on individuals' psychosocial and vocational functioning is an important factor to address in holistic rehabilitation assessment…
Descriptors: Weather, Disabilities, Chronic Illness, Adventitious Impairments
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Koch, Lynn C.; Bishop, Malachy L. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: This article introduces the concept of emerging disabilities as it applies to rehabilitation counseling practice, research, policy, and education. Definition: Emerging disabilities are those that are either new to medical science or becoming more prevalent in specified subpopulations of people. A case study of a person with an emerging…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Research, Policy
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Silva, Marc A.; Dillahunt-Aspillaga, Christina; Patel, Nitin; Garofano, Jeffrey S.; Martinez, Kristina M.; Lynn, Courtney A.; Rechkemmer, M. Brad; Nakase-Richardson, Risa – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: TBI is a leading cause of disability among veterans and active duty military personnel, and presents an obstacle to community reintegration. Prior studies examining adult survivors of TBI pursuing postsecondary education have methodological flaws that limit the understanding the scope and severity of sequelae experienced by persons…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Head Injuries, Brain, Mental Disorders
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McDaniels, Bradley – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Purpose: Little is known about the employment-related decisions made by people with Parkinson's disease (PD). This study investigated the extent to which individuals diagnosed with PD would prefer to continue working or, if currently unemployed, reenter the workforce. Method: This quantitative survey research design consisted of a purposive sample…
Descriptors: Neurological Impairments, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Job Skills, Fatigue (Biology)
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Beveridge, Scott; Durant, Sarah; Penrod, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: The KVI-R was developed by a team of researchers in collaboration with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) as a measurement instrument to assess training needs of rehabilitation counselors. The KVI-R includes 92 items measured on two dimensions: importance to the rehabilitation counseling field and degree of…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Counselors, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Training
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Riesen, Tim; Thomas, Faith; Kipping, Kayla Currier – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background: Work-based learning strategies are often used in secondary transition settings to identify a student's strengths and interest related to competitive integrated employment. Transition professionals must not only understand evidence-based practices for creating and supporting work-based learning, they must also understand specific…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Students with Disabilities, Job Skills, Secondary School Students
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