Issue 6
May 2013

KTER Today: Putting Research to Work

An e-bulletin from the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research

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Barriers and Supports for Research Use

The KTER Center's updated workshop on Barriers and Supports for Research Use took place on April 17, 2013. Carolyn Graham and Kathleen Murphy shared results from KTER Center research activities. Presenters Stephen Wooderson (CSAVR), and Joseph Ashley and Elizabeth Smith of Virginia DARS, also offered strategies for overcoming obstacles and ways to promote the use of high quality research information to support employment of people with disabilities. Coming soon! A NEW online workshop with CRC-CEUs.

Earn 6 CRC-CEUs through 12-31-13 for KTER's 2012 Online Workshop

During the 2012 workshop, sessions were recorded and are now available as an online workshop. Presenters included Jill Houghton (USBLN), Richard Horne (ODEP), and Michael Gamel-McCormick (Senate HELP Committee), addressing how research findings are used in planning and decision making, and what new research is needed from an employer and policy perspective. Originally approved for 6 CRC-CEUs in 2012, the online workshop is approved in 2013 for anyone who did not complete it last year.

NEW RESOURCES! KTER & KTDRR webcast archives:

Getting to Work After a Traumatic Brain Injury

A two-part webcast sponsored by Virginia Commonwealth University's Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VCU-RRTC). Nathan Zasler and Patricia Goodall discuss research and strategies for returning to work following a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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CEUs available through VCU: Contact Ms. Valerie Brooke

Knowledge Translation: From Research to Vocational Rehabilitation Service Delivery

The KTDRR Center and partners from AIR coordinated a discussion among a rehabilitation researcher, a VR educator, and a VR practitioner around practice guidelines: what they are, how they are developed in other disciplines, and if they could be helpful to VR counselors and consumers.
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Pre-approved for 1 CRC-CUE through 4-29-14

KTER's Databases Coming soon!

  • EmploymentResearch database
    Includes articles about employment research for people with disabilities, addressing interventions that lead to successful employment outcomes.
  • Knowledge Translation Strategies database
    A listing of tools, articles, and strategies for planning, measuring, evaluating, translating, disseminating, and utilizing knowledge.

Launching in June, 2013

KTER Center's Research Update

Data collected from professional staff in state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies regarding their knowledge and use of evidence-based practice in VR were presented at the annual NARRTC conference in April 2013.

KTER Today was developed by the Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) through grant #H133A100026 to SEDL from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the US Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

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