Project Type/Research Category: Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects.
Funding Priority: Knowledge Translation.
For more information on NIDRR's funding priorities, read about NIDRR's Core Areas of Research at http://www.ed.gov/rschstat/research/pubs/core-area.html.
SEDL Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research.SEDL.
4700 Mueller Boulevard.
Austin, TX 78723.
Principal Investigator: John Westbrook, PhD.
Public Contact Phone: 512/391-6517.
Project Number: H133A100026.
Start Date: October 1, 2010.
Length: 60 months.
NIDRR Officer: Pimjai Sudsawad, ScD.
NIDRR Funding: FY 10 $650,000; FY 11 $650,000; FY 12 $650,000; FY 13 $650,000; FY 14 $650,000.
Abstract: The Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research has a dual purpose: (1) assessing, describing, and informing relevant stakeholders about the current research base related to improving employment outcomes among individuals with disabilities; and (2) exploring and testing knowledge translation strategies that can increase the appropriate use of that research among four key audiences: individuals with disabilities, employers, policy makers, and vocational rehabilitation practitioners. To address those purposes, this project (1) reviews the research literature to identify evidence-based practices that can be used to improve employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities; (2) identifies gaps that need to be addressed in future research; (3) widely disseminates project findings; (4) conducts survey and interview research to explore factors that either impede or support the use of research findings among the four target audiences; (4) conducts several research studies to test ways of helping target audiences to access and use the evidence-based practices identified (i.e., testing knowledge translation strategies); and (5) provides training and technical assistance to researchers so that they can incorporate effective knowledge translation strategies into their research, development, and dissemination activities. This is a collaborative project with SEDL and Virginia Commonwealth University.
Descriptors: Employment, Knowledge translation, Vocational rehabilitation.
Documents in REHABDATA:
Benefits of supported employment for workers with intellectual disabilities.
Getting to work after a traumatic brain injury.
Knowledge and application of evidence-based practice by state vocational rehabilitation agency staff.
KTER today: Putting research to work, July 2013.
KTER today: Putting research to work, June 2014.
KTER today: Putting research to work, September 2011.
KTER today: Putting research to work, December 2011.
KTER today: Putting research to work, April 2012.
KTER today: Putting research to work, September 2012.
KTER today: Putting research to work, December 2012.
KTER today: Putting research to work, November 2013.
KTER today: Putting research to work, April 2014.
KTER today: Putting research to work, February 2014.
Moving employment research into practice: Knowledge and application of evidence-based practices by state vocational rehabilitation agency staff.
Promising and proven practices in employment.
State differences in knowledge and application of evidence-based practice by vocational rehabilitation agency staff.
Strategies for reemployment of dislocated workers with disabilities.