The Arkansas Rehabilitation Research and Training Center for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (RT-31) is funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), United States Department of Education. The mission of RT-31 is to conduct research and training designed to enhance the rehabilitation outcomes of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. Toward this goal, RT-31 emphasizes (a) conducting a program of research in areas of high priority for the field of deafness rehabilitation; (b) developing and translating research knowledge into materials and products usable by consumers and practitioners; (c) training consumers and deafness rehabilitation professionals; and (d) disseminating information and products to a national audience of consumers, rehabilitation researchers, and service providers. The RTC programmatic structure is illustrated in Figure 1 below. NIDRR’s priority is Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Individuals who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing through enhancing the employability of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing.
The following American Indian Study is available: Improving Outreach by Rehabilitation Counselors: American Indians and Alaska Natives who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf-Blind.
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