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

James F. Malec, Anne M. Moessner

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Abstract

Primary objective: Replicated evaluation of the Vocational Case Co-ordinator (VCC) Model for vocational rehabilitation after acquired brain injury (ABI). Research design: Referral cohort studied within the social model of disability. Methods and procedures: One hundred and thirty-eight participants with ABI were assisted by a VCC to develop self-directed vocational plans and networks of medical centre and community services. Early intervention, work trials, temporary or long-term supported employment and employer education are fundamental features of the VCC Model. Main outcomes and results: One year after initial placement 80% of participants remained in community-based employment, 56% of the total sample with no support. Better outcomes were associated with earlier intervention but not with initial injury severity. Conclusions: Results replicate original findings of the effectiveness of the VCC Model of vocational rehabilitation after ABI with a different VCC. Implications for social change within the social model of disability are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-236
Number of pages10
JournalBrain Injury
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Brain Injuries
Vocational Rehabilitation
Supported Employment
Social Welfare
Social Change
Research Design
Referral and Consultation
Education
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Brain injury
  • Disability
  • Vocational rehabilitation

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  • Clinical Neurology

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Replicated positive results for the VCC model of vocational intervention after ABI within the social model of disability. / Malec, James F.; Moessner, Anne M.

In: Brain Injury, Vol. 20, No. 3, 03.2006, p. 227-236.

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