Research Briefs

Supported and Customized Employment
Outcomes: RSA 911 2017-2020

Peer Reviewed Research

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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