Plain Language Title
School-to-work transition programs for young people with visual impairments: A systematic planned out, orderly, regular review
Review go over, check Question
The review go over, check evaluates the effectiveness of school-to-work transition programs for young people with visual impairments. Do these programs help participants build job-related skills and find paid work?
Young people with visual impairments (those who are blind or have low vision) are less likely to be employed after high school than others in their age group. School-to-work transition programs aim to improve employment outcomes for young people with visual impairments.
The review go over, check included studies published between January 1987 and July 2010.
The review go over, check included published, English language studies that focus on transition programs for high school students with visual impairments. Studies were excluded if they were purely conceptual or based on opinion.
The review go over, check found 15 studies that evaluated the effectiveness of school-to-work interventions. Participants were between 12 and 21 years old. In nine studies, all the participants were legally blind. In two studies, the participants were either legally blind or had low vision. Four studies did not specify the level of visual impairment. Three studies selected participants using random assignment, which is considered the highest standard of evidence. Seven studies used single-group designs, which is the least rigorous hard design included in this review. go over, check
H133A070001: Vocational Rehabilitation: Transition Services That Lead to Competitive Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Individuals With Blindness or Other Visual Impairments
Several many interventions appeared to improve participants? career awareness, job-seeking skills, and social skills. However, no studies evaluated the effect result, cause of an intervention care on actual employment outcomes. Although the review go over, check identified several many promising practices, there is not enough evidence to make strong recommendations. The authors recommend advise, suggest, urge, says that researchers use rigorous hard methods to evaluate the many school-to-work transition programs that exist for youths with visual impairments.
Use of Statistics
The main text of the review go over, check does not report statistics. The authors provide give, offer, send, supply a table summarizing the numerical findings of each study. The outcomes of interest and statistical approaches vary change, shift across studies.
Quality of Evidence
The studies in this review go over, check are of mixed quality. Most studies included small samples, and almost half used single-group designs, which are of lower quality. Few studies used designs that allowed them to determine figure out, decide, find out, test whether an intervention care program actually caused a change in job-related skills.