Woods is committed to the discovery of new ideas and advancements in order to improve outcomes for individuals and to advance treatments across the health and human services industry.
We do this by collecting and analyzing data and reviewing evidenced-informed programs and services in order to develop innovative approaches that help people live healthy and fulfilling lives.
The Woods National Research and Evaluation Institute, led by Dr. Scott Spreat, has been developed to promote and conduct policy related research. Work is done both independently and collaboratively with other research organizations. Examples of recent projects include a study of wages and compensation for Direct Support Staff and a 15 year study of vocational engagement among persons with intellectual disability who live in community group homes.
In addition to conducting research, the mission of the Institute is to help inform decision-makers who have an impact on policy and legislation that affect the people served by Woods. To that end, the Institute has published 10 papers in 2017, delivered two conference presentations, and has twice given testimony before legislative committees. Such activities promise to improve outcomes for individuals and to advance treatments across the health and human services industry.
Dr. Scott Spreat
Scott Spreat, Mark Davis and Ilana Gruber GSC Advanced Research and Reviews, 2021, 09(01), 123–127
Publication history: Received on 14 September 2021; revised on 19 October 2021; accepted on 21 October 2021
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.30574/gscarr.2021.9.1.0242
International Journal of Education and Social Science Research, ISSN 2581-5148, Vol. 4, No. 04, July-Aug 2021
Spreat, S. (2021). Fixed prices and the Direct Support Professional workforce crisis. Journal of Social Sciences, 9, 1-9. https://doi.org/10.4236/
Adams, T., Barnes, D., Caputo, J., Diamond, D., Hansen-Turton, T., Jones, D., Kolesk, S., & Spreat, S. (2020). COVID19 Prevalence and Antibody Seroprevalence among Individuals with Intellectual Disability. Social Innovations, 62, 1-8.
Conroy, J., Yuskauskas, A., & Spreat, S. (2020). Outcomes of Self-Determination in New Hampshire. Social Innovations, 60, unpaginated.
Spreat. S. (2020). Crises in Intellectual Disability. London: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Scott Spreat (2020). The Workforce Crisis in Intellectual Disability. Evaluation & Research Report 102720. – October 2020 – also presented at PAR Solutions Conference.
Scott Spreat. Employment incentives to support employment first. Global Journal of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 5(3), DOI: 10.19080/GJIDD.2018.05.555665.
Spreat, S. (2019). Revenue and Expenses over Five Years in Intellectual Disability Service Providers in Pennsylvania:” Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, 29(4), 98-108, DOI 10.5463/DCID.v29i4.797.
Spreat, S. (2018). Treating pica by recreating the scene. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 10(3), 8-11.
Spreat, S. (2018). Psychometric prediction of the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research, 1(2), 103-110.
Spreat, S. (2018). Choice is a function of ability and opportunity. International Journal of Education and Social Science Research, 1(2), 11-17.
Torres, S. Spreat, & M. Clark (2017). Direct Support Professional Compensation Practices: Implications on Service Quality; Tax Dollars; and Quality of Life. Social Innovations, 32, not paginated. – September 2017 – also presented at PAR Solutions Conference.