Replicated positive results for the VCC model of vocational intervention after ABI within the social model of disability

Short Title:
Replicated positive results for the VCC model of vocational intervention after ABI within the social model of disability
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J50606.
Journal:
Brain Injury
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2006, vol. 20, issue 3, pp 227-236
Publication Website:
Abstract:
This study replicated the original findings of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the vocational case coordinator (VCC) model of vocational rehabilitation after acquired brain injury (ABI) with a different VCC. Early intervention, work trials, temporary or long-term supported employment, and employer education are key features of the VCC model. One hundred and thirty-eight subjects with ABI were assisted by a VCC to develop self-directed vocational plans and networks of medical center and community services. One year after initial placement, 80 percent of the participants remained in community-based employment, 56 percent of them with no support. Better outcomes were associated with earlier intervention but not with initial injury severity.
Author(s):
Malec, James F.; Moessner, Anne M.
Author Address(es):

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