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Hope and Rehabilitation Counseling: Measuring, Building and Nurturing Goal Attainment in Clients

In Featured, Findings, News, Psychosocial Adjustment, Research Findings, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Skills and Competency by SVRI

Many factors contribute to adjustment to disability; however, people with higher hope have been shown to adjust better to disability and the challenges that come with it.  Often in rehabilitation counseling it may be difficult to understand why one client has successful outcomes, while another one does not. Since goals are what drive hope, and identifying and reaching goals are …

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Quality of Life as an Outcome Measure of Rehabilitation Service?

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To ensure continued funding vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies must provide documentation that they deliver effective services efficiently.  Although overall quality of life is an established goal of all VR services, short-term job placement has historically served as the primary measure of service outcomes. Despite its clear importance, job placement as an outcome measure provides little information about consumers and their …

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How VR Services Affect Employment Outcomes for Adults with Cerebral Palsy (CP)

In Cerebral Palsy, Disability Specific, Findings, Health Promotion, Practice, Psychosocial Adjustment, Quality of Life, Research Findings, Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Skills and Competency by SVRI0 Comments

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is considered the most common childhood disability.  It can result in lifelong speech and language impairments, sensory deficits, intellectual disabilities, behavioral problems, and seizures. Rates of employment for people with CP in the United States are reported to be lower than for those with other types of disabilities. The purpose of this research was to learn how …

Evidence-Based Programs: An Overview

In Disability Specific, Evidence-Based Practice, Featured, News, Practice, Research Findings, Resources, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Skills and Competency by SVRI0 Comments

What does it means for a program to be evidence-based, examine the advantages and disadvantages of implementing EBPs, and find resources on disability-specific evidence-based programs that could apply to individual consumers? This  research brief is #6 in the series “What Works, Wisconsin – Research to Practice Series” produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin – Extension.

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Targeted Interventions to Increase Community Participation and Life Satisfaction in Consumers

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Evidence from the past two decades suggests hope can act as a personal asset, particularly for people with disabilities, and result in increased community participation and life satisfaction.  As proposed by Snyder’s theory, hope is open to change and can be taught.  The purpose of this research was to evaluate Snyder’s hope theory as a motivational model of participation and …

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Measuring Hope: Use of the Trait Hope Scale for People with Disabilities

In Disability Specific, Featured, Findings, News, Psychosocial Adjustment, Quality of Life, Research Findings, Spinal Cord Injury, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Skills and Competency by SVRI0 Comments

Snyder’s Hope Theory states that hope results from a combination of believing there is a way to achieve personal goals and being motivated to take action to pursue those goals.   Hope contributes to positive psychosocial adjustment outcomes, including academic achievement and physical and mental health, in people with chronic illness and disability.  It also results in greater life satisfaction, self-esteem, and …