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Castellano G
Alessio, 33 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with spastic quadriplegia.
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: Alessio is a young man aged 33 with severe spastic quadriplegia, expressive aphasia, nystagmus, as results of a perinatal damage. This study aims to document the path of Alessio and of team of professionals who followed him: this experience involved Alessio’s parents, his caregiver and the whole team of the Centre. Considering the severity of the clinical situation, a multiprofessional approach was needed, in order to improve Alessio situation and to make him more independent, in particular as far as communication was concerned. Alessio has maintained a good level of symbolic cognitive ability, slightly below the norm: although he can’t use verbal language, he has a high understanding and an overall good cognitive functioning. Thanks to his character, his availability and his will, he was able to self determine not only the choice of technological solutions, but his future in general.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Pigini L, Liverani G
Antonietta, 46 years old. Workplace adaptation for a bank employee, with an outcome of childhood polio
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: Antonietta is a woman aged 46 with a disability recognized by 74% due to polio in childhood. She also suffers from bilateral carpal tunnel. Currently she uses a pair of crutches and canes for moving outdoors. Antonietta works as a clerk in a bank. This short presentation highlights potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work and presents a suitable design solution for her safety at work.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Mauro, 50 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for a systems analyst with spastic quadriplegia
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: Mauro is a man aged 50 suffering from spastic quadriplegia with disabilities recognized by 67%. According to his medical history, he reported problems in the spine due to spondylolisthesis for which, last year, underwent a surgical intervention. Complications due to an infection forced Mauro to stay at home for six months, after which he returned to work. In addition to the problem at the spine, in 2000, he had an operation for carpal tunnel. Mauro works as a mainframe systems engineer at a major Italian bank, three days in the office and the remaining two days works from home. In this short presentation inadequacies and potential risks linked to his home accessibility are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the house more secure and protected also as a workplace.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Andrich R
Communication devices for people with disabilities
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: The article contains a detailed introduction to communication aids and describes the main types of assistive devices that allow communication, writing and environmental control.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Lando M.
Aids for computer accessibility
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Leonzio M
Augmentative and alternative communication in autism
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Abstract: Autism is characterized by impaired communication: appropriate AAC interventions, based on visual and technological aids, can strongly improve functional abilities and social interaction.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Palestino A.
The alternative augmentative communication in childhood
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
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