Teaching Job-Search Skills to Youth With Visual Impairments: A Quasi-Experimental Study

Friday, February 07, 2020: 11:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
432 
Presentation with Q&A 
Oregon Convention Center 
Room: B118 
PDHs:

Abstract

Obtaining early paid work experiences is an important predictor of future employment for youth with visual impairments, particularly when youth find their own jobs. In this session, the presenters will introduce a job-search skills training program for transition-age youth with visual impairments and discuss results of a quasi-experimental study of its effectiveness. 

Learner Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
1. Describe a job-search skills training program designed for youth with visual impairments.
2. Discuss research evidence for the effectiveness of the program.
3. Identify options for incorporating the program and research results into their professional practice.  

Session Leader

Jennifer Cmar, The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi State University

Co-Presenter

Michele McDonnall, The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision, Mississippi State University

Primary Topic Area - Required

Visual Impairments

Secondary Topic Area

Career Development/Transition