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Citation:  Rumrill, P., Hendricks, D.J., Elias, E., Jacobs, K., Leopold, A., Minton, D., Nardone, A., Sampson, E., Scherer, M., Stauffer, C., McMahon, B., Roessler, R., Rumrill, S., & Taylor, A. (2019). An Organizational Case Study of a 5-Year Development Project to Promote Cognitive Support Technology Use, Academic Success, and Competitive Employment Among Civilian and Veteran College Students With Traumatic Brain Injuries. Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling, 50 (1), 57-72.
Title:  An Organizational Case Study of a 5-Year Development Project to Promote Cognitive Support Technology Use, Academic Success, and Competitive Employment Among Civilian and Veteran College Students With Traumatic Brain Injuries
Authors:  Rumrill, P., Hendricks, D.J., Elias, E., Jacobs, K., Leopold, A., Minton, D., Nardone, A., Sampson, E., Scherer, M., Stauffer, C., McMahon, B., Roessler, R., Rumrill, S., & Taylor, A.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling
Publisher:  Springer Publishing Company
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1891/0047-2220.50.1.57
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Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  Project Career was a five-year interdisciplinary development initiative funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The project merged Cognitive Support Technology (CST) with best practices in vocational rehabilitation to improve postsecondary and employment outcomes for veteran and civilian undergraduate students with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Project staff conducted assessments of students’ needs relative to assistive technology, academic achievement, and career preparation; provided CST training to 146 students; matched students with mentors; provided vocational case management; delivered job development and placement assistance; and maintained an electronic portal regarding academic accommodations and career resources. A single-group, quasi-experimental analysis revealed that Project Career students significantly improved their psychological outlook on their education and their careers, academic performance, persistence toward degree completion, and prospects for competitive careers after graduation. Project Career provides a national model based on best practices for helping postsecondary students with TBI to attain their academic and career goals.

Disabilities served:  Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Interventions:  Vocational rehabilitation
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