Associate Professor Matt Smith’s research on how virtual training can help young people with autism is featured in Disability Scoop. “Virtual Interview Training for Transition Age Youth appears to be effective at teaching job interview skills that are associated with accessing competitive jobs,” he says.
Associate Professor Matthew Smith was quoted in the Psychiatric News article "Virtual Reality May Soon Become Clinical Reality in Psychosis Care" and the Michigan Daily article "VR job training shows promise helping disabled workers find jobs."
Associate Professor Matthew Smith received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and test the efficacy of a virtual reality job interview training program (VR) to help train adults with severe mental illness prepare for job interviews, as part of the supported employment method.
Associate Professor Matthew Smith received a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop a virtual reality intervention to enhance job interviewing skills for transition-age youth on the autism spectrum. After the intervention is developed, the project will evaluate the intervention as an addition to school-based transitional services.
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