Benefits and Costs of Supported Employment Services over a Long Period of Time
How do the benefits of supported employment programs compare with the costs for individuals with traumatic brain injuries over a long period of time?
Past Studies demonstrate that individuals with traumatic brain injury can experience difficulty obtaining work after
This Study focused on 59 individuals with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who were referred to supported employment services. Data regarding their work experiences
Who May Be Affected By These Findings
Persons with traumatic brain injuries and their families, job specialists,
The authors state that future research should analyze the relationship between an individual’s functional abilities and length of employment. Such an analysis may determine if individuals with lower functional abilities work for shorter lengths of
It appears that over time, the financial benefits for persons with traumatic brain injuries are greater than the costs of supported employment services. The costs of supported employment services appear to decrease over time. The authors encourage recognition of the other benefits of employment as well, such as increased self-esteem, community integration, socialization, and workplace integration.
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Wehman, P.; Kregel, J.; Keyser-Marcus, L.; Sherron-Targett, P.; Campbell, L.; West, M.; & Cifu, D. X. (2003). Supported Employment for persons with traumatic brain injury: A preliminary investigation of long-term follow-up costs and program efficacy.Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (84), 192-196.