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Citation:  Walker, Z.; Lee, S.J.: Wienke, W.; & Tan, D. (2019). A review of interview preparation via virtual and mixed reality for individuals with intellectual and developmental disorder. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,, 51 (1), 87-97.
Title:  A review of interview preparation via virtual and mixed reality for individuals with intellectual and developmental disorder
Authors:  Walker, Z.; Lee, S.J.: Wienke, W.; & Tan, D.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation,
Publisher:  IOS Press
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3233/JVR-191028
Full text:  https://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-vocational-rehabil...   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  There is substantial evidence that a lack of social skills and social competence is the primary barrier to gaining and maintaining employment for individuals with IDD. Data on employment outcomes along with scholarly literature on social skills education provide evidence that current programming is unsuccessful for individuals with IDD transitioning into the workplace.
Purpose:  This literature review provides a broad overview of innovative media and technology offering educators novel practices and strategies to improve interview performance and employment preparation for individuals with intellectual and developmental disorder (IDD).
Findings:  The literature shows that multiple currently available technologies, including virtual reality and mixed reality, can improve the social skills required for successful interpersonal interactions and interviewing in individuals with IDD.
Conclusions:  Transition educators should be encouraged to consider how innovative technologies can be used to support the development of social skills for students with IDD in employment preparation.

Disabilities served:  Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Interventions:  Accommodations
Assistive technology
Training and technical assistance
Vocational rehabilitation
Motivational interviewing
Accommodations / modifications
Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment