Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Applied Behavior Analysis: M.S.
Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Vocational skills, readiness, disabilities, assessment
Individuals diagnosed with disabilities impacting cognitive development often face challenges when attempting to enter the workforce in adulthood. Some supported employment models provide modifications for acquiring and retaining vocational placement positions; however, there exists a lack of structured procedures for assessing the pre-requisite skills necessary for workplace readiness. The current study describes the procedures used to develop a vocational skills pre-requisite assessment tool for individuals with disabilities, with a focus on a generalizable repertoire of skills that would be required across various workplaces. Clinicians and employers working with individuals with disabilities were interviewed and recruited to participate in a Q-sort ranking procedure to select items for inclusion on this tool. Subsequent acceptability questionnaires were distributed to collect preliminary social validity data for the developed tool. Potential applications of this assessment and suggestions for future validity testing are discussed.
Jiujias, Marina, "Investigating the Development of a Vocational Pre-Requisite Skills Assessment Tool for Adults with Disabilities" (2020). Culminating Projects in Community Psychology, Counseling and Family Therapy. 70.