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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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Dallas, Bryan K.; Sprong, Matthew E.; Kluesner, Bryon K. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2016
Purpose: To examine postsecondary faculty attitudes and actions toward inclusive teaching strategies (ITS) designed to benefit all learners. Method: The Inclusive Teaching Strategies Inventory is a self-report survey that measures faculty attitudes toward ITS and traditional academic accommodations, as well as their in-class actions. The authors…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Educational Strategies
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Frain, Michael P.; Bishop, Malachy; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Chan, Fong; Tansey, Timothy N.; Strauser, David; Chiu, Chung-Yi – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, sometimes progressive chronic illness affecting people in the prime of their working lives. This article reviews the effects of MS on employment based on the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health model. Correlations between employment and…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Chronic Illness, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Roessler, Richard T. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
This article presents an overview of multiple sclerosis (MS), one of the most common neurological disorders in the western hemisphere. Medical and psychosocial aspects of the disease such as causes and risk factors, diagnosis, incidence and prevalence, symptoms, courses, and treatment are described. Existing research regarding the employment…
Descriptors: Diseases, Neurological Impairments, Advocacy, Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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Tansey, Timothy N.; Strauser, David; Frain, Michael P.; Bishop, Malachy; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Kaya, Cahit; Chan, Fong – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
The experience of living with multiple sclerosis (MS) can have a profound effect on employment. The impact of MS is a complex interaction of personal, medical, functional, financial, and psychosocial variables that ultimately results in up to 80% of persons with MS leaving their jobs within 10 years of their diagnosis. The aim of this study was to…
Descriptors: Diseases, Chronic Illness, Neurological Impairments, Job Applicants
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Bishop, Malachy; Chan, Fong; Rumrill, Phillip D., Jr.; Frain, Michael P.; Tansey, Timothy N.; Chiu, Chung-Yi; Strauser, David; Umeasiegbu, Veronica I. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2015
Purpose: To examine demographic, functional, and clinical multiple sclerosis (MS) variables affecting employment status in a national sample of adults with MS in the United States. Method: The sample included 4,142 working-age (20-65 years) Americans with MS (79.1% female) who participated in a national survey. The mean age of participants was…
Descriptors: Employment Level, Diseases, Chronic Illness, Neurological Impairments
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Golden, Thomas P.; Karpur, Arun – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This study is a comparative analysis of the impact of traditional face-to-face training contrasted with a blended learning approach, as it relates to improving skills, knowledge and attitudes for enhancing practices for achieving improved employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities. The study included two intervention groups: one…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Blended Learning
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Rudstam, Hannah; Gower, Wendy Strobel – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
Often, the aim of distance learning (DL) is to enhance individual learning, not to change workplace practices. Changing organizational policies, practices and behaviors related to disability calls for a different DL approach that engages users and contextualizes knowledge. In the disability arena, there is a need for programming that brings about…
Descriptors: Organizational Change, Middle Management, Distance Education, Work Environment
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Caldwell, Joe; Alston, Reginald J. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Affordable Care Act includes many new provisions for long-term services and supports (LTSS). Among these are several new options, improvements, and incentives within Medicaid to balance service systems and expand access to home and community-based services. This article discusses some of the major provisions, implementations, and implications…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Rehabilitation Counseling, Health Services, Health Insurance
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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
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Kowitt, Jennifer S.; Lalor, Adam R. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA) contains several important provisions that make postsecondary education more accessible and affordable for young adults with disabilities. This is particularly true for students with intellectual disabilities, as the law created new comprehensive transition and postsecondary programs and provided…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Student Financial Aid, Rehabilitation Counseling
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Moore, Corey L.; Johnson, Jean E.; Manyibe, Edward O.; Washington, Andre L.; Uchegbu, Nkechi E.; Cross, Kenyotta Eugene; Hollis-Staten, Bridget; Turner-Whittaker, Tyra; Edwards, Yolanda – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2012
This study reports on an investigation of barriers that prevent Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from fully participating in the federal disability and rehabilitation research and development (R&D) agenda. The Delphi technique was used to examine panelists' perceptions on the importance of contextual R&D barriers…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Black Colleges, Delphi Technique, Research and Development
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Saladin, Shawn P.; Reid, Christine; Shiels, John – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
The Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) has taken a proactive stance on perceived test inequities of the Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) exam as it relates to people who are prelingually deaf and hard of hearing. This article describes the process developed and implemented by the CRCC to help maximize test equity…
Descriptors: Test Items, Rehabilitation Counseling, Counselor Certification, Deafness
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Kundu, Madan M.; Dutta, Alo; Chan, Fong; Torres, Viviana; Fleming, Kayla – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2011
Purpose: To validate an 80-item self-report measure, A Systems Approach to Placement: Self-Assessment for Students and Counselors (SAP-SASC), designed to identify critical areas of knowledge, skills, and competencies possessed by rehabilitation counselors in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency settings. Participants: 275 rehabilitation…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Rehabilitation Counseling, Vocational Rehabilitation, Needs Assessment
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