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List of Research Reports (No.121~No.140)

No.140 Research on support for the promotion of self-understanding at vocational rehabilitation (April 2018)
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For promoting self-understanding of persons to be supported at vocational rehabilitation, this Research has examined actions which supporters take and has proved characteristics and devises of the supports. The results are expected to be utilized as a hint or guidance for institutions to make supporting programs.
No.139 Research on vocational support for people with social behavioral disorder following acquired brain injury: Study on practices in medical institutions (April 2018)
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Research Report No.139 introduces research outcomes about people with social behavioral disorder after acquired brain injury conducted in Japan and overseas as well as practices to support them at medical institutions in Japan. This report will be helpful when considering an effective vocational rehabilitation support for people with social behavioral disorder following acquired brain injury.
No.138 Research on issues to improve the access to jobs for persons with Visual Disabilities (April 2018)
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· It has been turned out that even people with severe disabilities engage not only "sanryo" (massage, acupuncture and moxibustion therapies) which are conventional occupations but also a variety of occupations such as works which people without disabilities work for, those which require professional knowledge and experience and so on.
· In order to extend the jobs to be in charge, there are many demands to improve functions of assistive devices such as screen reading software and to provide various training opportunities for skill up.
· It is noted that professional supports are required such as allocating supporters who are familiar with PC and network and with characteristics of persons with visual disabilities and assistive devices.
· It is suggested that a person with visual disabilities can continue to work and increase jobs to be in charge regardless of his/her disabilities if the person aspires to work under the reasonably accommodated work environment.
No.137 Research on Employment Status of Persons with Disabilities (April 2017)
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This report provides the results of collected and analyzed data from the research on the status of settling into the workplace of persons with disabilities (physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental disabilities and developmental disabilities) who were employed through job placement service at the Public Employment Security Office. It is expected to be utilized in employment support institutions and companies including administrative institutions.
No.136 Research on the Characteristics Evaluation of Communication Skills of Persons with Developmental Disability (Part 2) - Study Based on the Trial of the Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone New Version – (April 2017)
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It is important to objectively evaluate the characteristics of non-verbal communication to improve communication and issues with the interpersonal attitude of persons with developmental disabilities. With the new version of Test of Emotion Recognition by Facial Expressions and/or Tone, we can evaluate whether they infer emotions of others correctly from the tone and facial expressions, and moreover evaluate whether their inferences from the ambiguous emotional expressions are biased or not. So, it is expected to be utilized for understanding their characteristics and drafting support plans as well as for discussing considerations in the workplace.
No.135 Research study concerning current situations of the Regional Employment Support Network for Persons with Developmental Disabilities-Ten years after the enforcement of the Act on Support for Persons with Developmental Disabilities- (April 2017)
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In this report, we investigated the current situations of the regional employment support network for persons with developmental disabilities, and extracted these issues. In the questionnaire survey, we revealed the issues etc. regarding the users' situations and the support system etc. at the Support Centers for Persons with Developmental Disabilities, Employment and Life Support Centers for Persons with Disabilities and Local Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Disabilities. In the interview survey, we revealed about the network situations which we could not pick up from by the questionnaire survey.
We hope this research report used for sharing the current situations of the regional employment support network and issues of them, for persons with developmental disabilities.
No.134 A Study on Community Supports in Health Care, Welfare and Educational Fields to Promote Work Readiness and Transition of Persons with Disabilities (April 2017)
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This study newly identified the two points of "common base for disability employment supports," which haven't been shared by community supporters despite their being the most fundamental contents in order to effectively implement the community supports in health care, welfare and educational fields to promote work readiness and transition of persons with disabilities. Those were "a. basic framework for disability employment supports" and "b. points for common understanding for the multi-disciplinary disability employment supports." The results obtained would be used as hints for community supporters to confirm common goals, the points of employment supports, and concrete practices using their expertise, when they consider the role-sharing and cooperation for employment support in their community based on spreading philosophy of inclusive society.
No.133 Research on the Job Creation Support in the Employment of Persons with Mental and Developmental Disabilities (April 2017)
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Regarding the selection of a job at work for persons with disabilities, support for their further ability development and support for their career development, this research document provides the job creation support models and ideas as well as the 27 job creation support cases, and it is expected to be utilized in the companies that are considering employing persons with disabilities, companies that have been employing persons with disabilities, and job assistance organizations.
No.132 Research on the working life cycle of people with disabilities (The fourth research period)-The fourth survey on the working life on young people (2014) and middle and aged people (2015) with disabilities- (April 2016)
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This is the middle report of researches which is undertaken for 16 years between 2008 and 2023 (scheduled) regarding the working life of persons with a variety of types of disabilities. As the research results of the last eight years, some influences concerning the attributes of the participants of this research and work environment factors that affect the job satisfaction levels post their employment and their work-related needs were identified. The anticipated use of this research is to be concrete hints for the continuous support post-employment and the individual accommodations and supports based on the needs of persons with disabilities.
No.131 Research on the Current Status of Home-based Work Support for Persons with Disabilities and their Tasks (April 2016)
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With the recent rapid development of IT technologies and the expansion of high-speed networks, telework has been widely recognized. However, because of incidents of personal information leakage and due to the availability of offshoring, there are a variety of tasks in operating the organization supporting home-based work for persons with disabilities. In this research, by undertaking surveys and visits, the newest status and tasks for home-based work, circumstances in the past and finally the revitalization plan for the future are summarized and then the beneficial information is provided for persons who are willing to use the organization, the supporters and the involved persons at the corporations.
No.130 Report on the Development of a Vocational Rehabilitation Support Tool for the various types of disabilities -Task revision and development of new tasks on Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) - (April 2016)
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The Makuhari Work Sample (MWS) is a core tool composed within the “Integrated Support Tools for Assessment and Training (Total Package to promote work adjustment)” and it is used to efficiently carry out the vocational rehabilitation.
Based on the results of the basic survey for active users of MWS, the expansion of evaluation and training function was planned by “task revision and development of new tasks.” Its purpose is to fulfill the support for various types of disabilities. This report was organized and analyzed for the current status and establishment of the criterion of revised work samples.
No.129 The Study on the support of the current Status and future of the Way of Working of Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction II (April 2016)
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The current condition of employment support is clarified by undertaking factual research in several institutions (medical, welfare and employment support) involved in supporting persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction. The data concerning “way of work” and “accommodations points” were also organized regarding the persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction who could work after using support institutions. The effect provided on the vocational rehabilitation because of the progress of the promotional activities to support persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction was clarified by undertaking research within the rehabilitation medical institutions, the Local Vocational Rehabilitation Centers for Persons with Disabilities and the Employment and Life Support Centers for Persons with Disabilities to consider the ideal method of support in the future. The anticipated use of this research is to be used by supporters at the time of the employment support to persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction.
No.128 Research on the Tasks from a Corporate Perspective Involving the Employment of Persons with Mental Disabilities and their Solution Strategies (April 2016)
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Tasks having workers to return to workplaces after leave due to mental issues as well as regarding the employment of persons with mental disabilities were analyzed and organized in respect to corporation. Subsequently, the efficient practical use of social resources and initiative policy in order to solve each task was provided. This is to provide indicators for a variety of corporations who are taking part in the employment of persons with mental disabilities to understand their own situation, and indicators for the employment support institutions to plan common recognition with other corporations.
No.127 Research on Supports given by Employers regarding Career Development and Advancement of Persons with Visual Disabilities (April 2015)
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This research explores the current situation of career development, work experiences and vocational training for persons with visual disabilities, presents issues when trying to expand duties at work and seeks how to make full use of the workers’ capabilities, based on the results of interviews with staff at support agencies, workers with visual disabilities and their employers.
No.126 Research on Current Status of Work Difficulties according to Symptoms of Intractable Diseases and the Elements of Work Supports (April 2015)
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This research revealed that the symptoms characterized as "instable physical condition including general fatigability" commonly seen regardless of kinds of diseases, was dominant factor of work difficulties caused by intractable diseases, although some other stable disease-specific symptoms existed. This research also revealed that the effective employment supports included suitable job selection, in which recovery from fatigue and health maintenance were secured in terms of working hours, rest and holidays, while being able to demonstrate his or her ability reasonably without overstrain. Also of importance was promoting reasonable accommodation in a workplace in order to achieve a good balance between medical treatment and work.
No.125 Research on Satisfaction with Vocational Life of Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Current Status of Workplace (April 2015)
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Some studies show that more Persons with Developmental Disabilities are not satisfied with their current jobs than those with other Parsons with Disabilities and ordinary workers, and settling into the workplace is an issue for them. This research focuses on Persons with Developmental Disabilities who are currently working, summarizes the results of the survey on satisfaction with vocational life and current status of employment (e.g. types of employment, experience of leaving a job and communication with a workplace such as consideration), and life environment, grasps the factors affecting such satisfaction with vocational life, and explores the causal relationship between them. It is expected that this research will be used as basic information to encourage Persons with Developmental Disabilities to settle into the workplace.
No.124 Research on Spread of Human Resources Development Program with SST -Spread of Workplace Communication Skills Improvement Seminar- (April 2015)
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It is expected that this research will be used as materials to consider development of human resources who will support the competitive employment of persons with disabilities, and methods to support employers by employment support organizations.
No.123 Research Related to Support and Measures for Students who Require the Consideration to their Progress in Training and Learning -Current Status and Problem in Polytechnic Institutions - (April 2015)
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Under the condition that the importance of the consideration and support for the students with Developmental Disability in institutions for education or training has been widely recognized, we have conducted activities in order to pursue the synergy effect produced by vocational ability development business at polytechnic institutions and vocational rehabilitation business for persons with disabilities. The first part of this report is the research report about the background, contents, processes, issues and remained problems of the activities conducted at polytechnic institutions, while the second part provides “Support and Measures Guidebook for Students who Require the Consideration to their Progress in Training and Learning (Practice)”as the deliverables of the activities. The results of these activities at polytechnic institutions can be widely helpful not only in entire vocational ability development facilities, but also in upper secondary and higher education as a mutual reference.
No.122 Research Related to Current Status and Problem of Employment Support at Employment Support Institutions to Persons with Disabilities who are Highly Difficult to Get Employed -Mainly for Mental Disability and intractable diseases- (April 2014)
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The influence of social system on the difficulties in employment of persons with disabilities is as important as those of the persons themselves and employers. Particularly for Mental Disability and intractable diseases, social system for the support for compatibility between medical treatment and work has not been developed yet. This research organized the results of the surveys targeting various institutions and experts of the both fields, on their recognition of employment problems, measures taken, status of cooperation, and recognition of their roles, and the effects of various measures. These results are to be used for future consideration of their role-sharing and cooperation.
No.121 The Study on the current Status of support and future of the Way of Working of Persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction (April 2014)
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We grasped various aspects of the current status of employment and ways of working of persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction through the following three types of fact-finding surveys: (1) Survey of Local vocational rehabilitation centers for persons with disabilities (2) Survey of Work Transition Support Providers, and (3) Survey of persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction belonging to the Family Association (JTBIA and TKK). We also organized the details of status and issues in support institutions which accept persons with Higher Brain Dysfunction in high numbers. This study is expected to be useful for the supporters in medical treatment, welfare, and employment support institutions to provide detailed support.