Research

Developed through a grant from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD), the Virtual Job Coach is the most effective research-based, research-validated program on the market.

Research Based

  • Designed based on best-practice research on instruction for people with developmental disabilities, including
    • incremental instruction
    • video modeling
    • audio-visual support
    • graphic organizers
    • clutter-free, consistent workspace
  • Incorporating the highest-need skills and strategies based on a comprehensive needs assessment implemented with hundreds of self-advocates, parents, and service providers

Research Validated

  • Pilot tested pre- and post-development with learners representing diversity in gender, age, ethnicity, disability, employment background, socioeconomic status, and English language proficiency
  • Proven effective in diverse settings, including small groups with a job coach, a high school transition classroom, used independently, and used with some parent support
  • Outcomes gathered over a 5-year period include employment status, self-confidence, knowledge and skill level, and job search behaviors

Learn more about the results of our fully-guidedfully-independent, and blended pilots.