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Physical Activity in Individuals With Severe Mental Illness: Client Versus Case Manager Ratings

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Abstract The Physical Activity Scale for Individuals With Physical Disabilities was examined as a physical activity measure for people with severe mental illness. Case manager ratings were more closely related to body mass index than clients’ ratings, challenging the accuracy of self-report physical activity measures for individuals with severe mental illness. Read More Source: Bezyak, J., Chan, F., Lee, E.J., …

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Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors Speak: Preliminary Findings

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The RRTC-EBP-VR recently completed a study to learn what vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors need to enable them to better implement evidence-based practices into their rehabilitation plans when working within the state-federal VR program. The title of the survey is “Engaging Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors in Knowledge Translation (KT) Processes: A Participatory Action Approach.” The survey was sent to VR Counselors nationally …

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Autism Spectrum Disorder and Supported Employment

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex, lifelong developmental disability that makes it difficult for individuals to understand social cues and facial expressions, express emotions appropriately, and adapt to change.  Many people with ASD have difficulty forming relationships, using language, and interpreting and responding to the world around them.  Although many people with ASD have the desire to work, an …

Join us at the NRA Conference in Chicago, IL on August 24-26, 2012

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The RRTC-EBP-VR will be presenting at the NRA Training Conference in Chicago, IL on August 24-26, 2012: Knowledge Translation in Action:  Supporting Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation What is Knowledge Translation?  This session will give an introduction to Knowledge Translation and discuss the use of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) as an integral part of the vocational rehabilitation planning process.  We will …