Research at IHD
IHD has an outstanding team of researchers who are also expert practitioners in the disability disciplines of medicine, psychology, speech-language pathology, and education. This team is actively engaged in innovative research that has direct implications for disability-related practice. We aim to narrow the research-to-practice gap through active dissemination of research recommendations using practitioner-friendly formats. Our goal is to support organizations and practitioners in:
- understanding evidence-based practice as a decision-making framework
- selecting interventions with the best available research
- integrating clinical expertise and client values and preferences
Featured projects Accordion Closed
MoEdu-SAIL is an online source of professional development materials and resources for Missouri school districts and the statewide system of support. Educators and professional development providers can access the educator-learning materials. See the MoEdu-SAIL project page for more information.
Missouri Model Districts
The Missouri Model Districts (MMD) project is an opportunity offered to select school districts in an effort to advance and sustain effective educational practices. Using a district-level approach, the project integrates effective academic and behavioral practices into a framework for achieving exceptional student outcomes. MMD formally began in the 2017 – 2018 school year. Over 120 school districts are participating in the 2022-23 school year. See the MMD District Continuous Improvement project page for more information.
Culturally Appropriate Research in American Indian Employment (CARE) Project
The goal of the CARE project is to determine the practices and policies used by American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation project personnel, particularly those that are culturally appropriate, and identify the associated characteristics of each. It utilizes a community-based participatory research model to ensure that members of the communities being studied are involved in the project design and data collection. Visit the CARE project page for more information and to learn how to participate.
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Bridge Brief: a research-to-practice resource Accordion Closed
- Bridge briefs emphasize how the results of the featured study extend the current best available evidence.
- Bridge briefs highlight how the results can be integrated with professional judgment and client values, preferences, and context to make clinical decisions.
The 2023 IHD Evidence for Success Disability Conference was held in Ft. McDowell, Arizona on June 21-22, 2023. Check back soon for information about next year’s conference!
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