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Supported and Customized Employment
Outcomes: RSA 911 2017-2020

Peer Reviewed Research

Riesen, T. (in press).  Book review: Employment and disability: Issues, innovations, and opportunities. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 0 (0), 1-3.

Riesen, T., Juhasz, A. C., Remund, C. (in press). An Analysis of the Rehabilitation Service Administration 911 Supported and Customized Employment Outcome Data for Fiscal Years 2017 – 2020. Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities.

Ficklin, E., Tehee, M., Marx, S., Ortiz, E., Golson, M., & Roanhorse, T. (2023)Perceptions of disabilities among Native Americans within the state of Utah.Disability & Society,DOI: 10.1080/09687599.2023.2195973 

Kim, J., Riesen, T., Inge, K., Keeton, B., Weathers, M., & Tansey, T. (2023).  Customized employment as a pathway to competitive integrated employment: An analysis of RSA 911 data of state vocational rehabilitation agencies with the highest use of this intervention. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 58, (1). 89-98. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-221227

Riesen, T., Keeton, B., Byers, R., & Snyder, A. (2023). An examination of vocational rehabilitation requirements for self-employment technical assistance and consultative services.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 59 (1), 81-89. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-230029

Riesen, T., Sullivan, M., & Snyder, A., Keeton, B. (2023).  Identifying the knowledge, skills, and barriers for self-employment: A Delphi study with vocational rehabilitation counselors.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 59 (1), 69-79. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-230028

Kim, J., Inge, K., Keeton, B., Riesen, T., Castruita-Rios, Y., & Tansey, T. (2022).  The use of customized employment in state vocational rehabilitation programs: A retrospective study from 2017-2020.  Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Riesen, T., Remund, C., Byers, R., Phillips, B (2022). A survey of state divisions of rehabilitation training requirements for providing employment supports to people with disabilities. Journal of Rehabilitation, 88 (3), 20-25.

Inge, K. J., Sima, A. P., Riesen, T., Wehman, P., & Brooks-Lane, N. (2022). The essential elements of customized employment: results from a national survey of employment providers. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Montirosso, R., Mascheroni, E., Kalmanson, B., Innocenti, M. S., eds. (2022). Coping With Pandemic: Families Engagement and Early Parental Intervention to Support Child Development During and After the Covid-19 Outbreak. Lausanne: Frontiers Media SA. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88976-404-4  

Montirosso, R., Castagna, A., Butti, N., & Innocenti, M.S. (in press).  Severity levels of  psychomotor delays and parenting behaviour in toddlers with neurodevelopmental disabilities.  Research in Developmental Disabilities 

Walsh, B. A., Innocenti, M.S.,Manz, P. H., Start Early, Cook, G. A., & Jeon, H. J.  (in press). Conceptualizing Coaching Within the Home Visiting Field. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. 

Walsh, B.A., Innocenti, M.S., Start Early, & HughesBelding, K. (in press). Coaching Home
Visitors: A Thematic Review with an Emphasis on Research and Practice Needs.
Infant Mental Health Journal.

Kelley, H. K., Aller, T. B., & Wappett, M. (2022). A systematic review of mental health focused training programs for direct support professionals working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Institute for Disability Research, Policy, and Practice. Utah State University, Logan, UT. Journal of Mental Health Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 

Aller, T. B., Russo, R. B., Fauth, E. B., Bates, L.**, & Kelley, H.* (2022). Mental health
issues in individuals with developmental disabilities: Improving mental health literacy
trainings for caregivers. Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

Aller, T. B., Barrett, T. S., Levin, M. E., McClain, M. B. (2022). Measuring psychological
flexibility in autistic adults: The validity and reliability of the AAQII, BEAQ, and VQ.
Journal of Contextual and Behavioral Science.

Riesen, T., Remund, C., and Snyder, A. (2022) Linking process and outcome measures to improve employment support programs for individuals with the most significant disabilities. Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, 3, doi: 10.3389/fresc.2022.873568

Phillips, B., Fleming, A., Baldwin, M., Langone, A., Thomson, A., & Riesen, T. (accepted for publication). Transition readiness toolkit: A collaborative effort to improve the efficacy of pre-employment transition services. Journal of Rehabilitation Administration.

Riesen, T., Snyder, A., Byers, R., Keeton, B., & Inge, K. (2023). An updated review of the customized employment literature.  Journal of Rehabilitation, 58, 27-38. DOI:10.3233/JVR-221222

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Remund, C. Jones-Parkin, T., Hase, H., & Riesen, T, (2022). Preparing community rehabilitation providers to deliver a provision of employment supports: A tiered training approach.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 56 (2), 193-201. DOI: 10.3233/JVR-221182

Riesen, T., Hall, S., Keeton B., & Snyder, A. (2021). Building Consensus Among Experts Regarding Customized Job Development Fidelity Descriptors: A Delphi Study.  Journal of Rehabilitation, , 87(3), 22–30.

Riesen, T., Hall, S., Keeton, B., & Snyder, A. (2021). Internal consistency of the customized employment discovery fidelity scale: A preliminary study. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 1.

Riesen, T., Trainor, A., Traxler, R. E., Padia, L. B., & Remund, C. (2021). Understanding Internships for Transition-Aged Students with Disabilities. TEACHING Exceptional Children.  

Jones-Parkin, T., Thomas, F., Hess, K., & Snyder, A. (2021). Employment First and transition: Utah school-to-work initiative. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation54(3), 265–271.

Riesen, T., *Thomas, F., & *Currier- Kipping, K. (2019). Work-based learning: Ensuring compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 33 (2), 156-166.

Riesen, T. & Oertle, K. (2019). Developing employment training opportunities for transition-age youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A preliminary survey of employer perspectives. Journal of Rehabilitation, 85 (2), 27-36.

Riesen, T., Hall, S., Keeton, B., & Jones, K. (2019).  Customized employment discovery fidelity:  Developing consensus among experts. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 50, (1), 23-37.

Riesen, T. & Morgan, R.L. (2018).  Employer’s perspective of customized employment: A focus group analysis. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 49, (1) 33-44.

Riesen, T. & Jameson, J. M. (2018). A comparison of prompting procedures to teach work tasks to transition-aged students with disabilities. Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 53 (1), 100-110.

Riesen, T., Morgan, R. L., & Griffin, C. (2015).  Customized employment: A review of the literature.  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 43, 183-193.

Riesen, T., Schultz, J., Morgan, R., & *Kupferman, S. (2014). School-to-work barriers as identified by special educators, vocational rehabilitation counselors, and community rehabilitation professionals. The Journal of Rehabilitation, 80 (1), 33-44.


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