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Foster, Sophie Vivien; Degeneffe, Charles Edmund – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2019
Background and Objective: This article compares the policy, care systems, and legislation surrounding acquired brain injury (ABI) in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US). Consistent with their shared histories, many similarities in terms of culture, language, and politics, and their history of cooperative relations in military and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adventitious Impairments, Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Emmanuel, Diona; McGuire-Kuletz, Maureen; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2018
Purpose: To explore employment as a social determinant of health through examining the relationship between neurocognitive function and employment status. Method: The authors explored the causal relationship between employment status and neurocognitive function by conducting a systematic review of 15 longitudinal studies. The identified studies…
Descriptors: Neuropsychology, Employment Level, Longitudinal Studies, Literature Reviews
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Zeglin, Robert J.; McGuire-Kuletz, Maureen; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: To explore employment as a social determinant of health through examining the relationship between employment status and physical health. Method: The authors explored the causal relationship between employment status and physical health through conducting a systematic review of 22 longitudinal studies conducted in Finland, France, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Longitudinal Studies, Employment Level, Correlation
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Hergenrather, Kenneth C.; Zeglin, Robert J.; McGuire-Kuletz, Maureen; Rhodes, Scott D. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: To explore employment as a social determinant of health through examining the relationship between employment status and mental health. Method: The authors conducted a systematic review of 48 longitudinal studies conducted in Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Ireland, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, United Kingdom, and United States…
Descriptors: Employment, Mental Health, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries
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Degeneffe, Charles Edmund; Fullerton, Nicole – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: This article examines how the Republic of Ireland conceptualizes disability, specifically acquired brain injury (ABI); how it meets the needs of people with ABI; and its similarities and difference with the U.S. system of ABI professional care, policy, and services. The article provides ideas for improvements and innovations toward ABI…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Head Injuries, Brain
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Umeasiegbu, Veronica I.; Bishop, Malachy; Mpofu, Elias – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
This article presents an analysis of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in relation to prior United Nations conventions on disability and U.S. disability policy law with a view to identifying the conventional and also the incremental advances of the CRPD. Previous United Nations conventions related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Civil Rights, Educational Policy
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Barros-Bailey, Mary; Saunders, Jodi L. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was to explore certified rehabilitation counselors' (CRCs') importance of and preparedness in the labor market survey (LMS) competency through data collected by the "Knowledge Validation Inventory-Revised" ("KVI-R") instrument used by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification's (CRCC)…
Descriptors: Rehabilitation Counseling, Labor Market, Surveys, Counselor Certification
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Golden, Thomas P.; Bruyere, Susanne M.; Karpur, Arun; Nazarov, Zafar; VanLooy, Sara; Reiter, Beth – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Individuals with disabilities have lower rates of workforce participation and lower earnings than their nondisabled peers. This article traces the history of the U.S. workforce development policy framework, including the Workforce Investment Act of 1998; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended; and the impact of the Ticket to Work and Work…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Labor Force Development, Accessibility (for Disabled), Educational History
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Lewis, Allen N.; Cooper, Rory A.; Seelman, Kate D.; Cooper, Rosemarie; Schein, Richard M. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This paper addresses the topic of assistive technology (AT) to offer a direction for its future role within the rehabilitation profession. A brief overview of the five AT legislative acts to date is provided. Next, future considerations for AT are offered in the context of what we know within the U.S. and global communities followed by the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Assistive Technology, Rehabilitation Counseling, Outcomes of Treatment