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Andrich R, Gower V, Milo A,
Albert, age 23: autonomy in writing and communicating
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi - Banca Dati dei Casi di Studio
Abstract: Alberto is a young man with a complex clinical situation. During the rehabilitation program at our center we worked at meeting his main needs related to mobility, writing, communication and environmental control. In the course of the prgram, thanks to the assistive products available in our Assistive Technology Unit (which were properly configured according to his motor and cognitive impairments), Alberto gradually developed the skills needed to effectively use them. In the meanwhile his life situation changed due to external circumstances. He had the possibility to start attending a Day Centre (sheltered workshop) and thus spend the majority of his time away from home. At the end of the occupational therapy programme we suggested a list of assistive products, which the family agreed to but and place in the Day Centre. After a while we visited the Day Centre and had the opportunity to check the equipment and fix a number of mistakes that had been done in the installation stage. We could also discuss with the family and the Centre staff how to best exploit the potential of the assistive technology provided to Alberto. In the final assessment all the actors involved (Alberto, family, educators) expressed satisfaction with the work done and the choices made.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: March 2016
Pigini L, Liverani G
Bruno, 52 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for an English teacher, with myelopathy
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: Bruno is a man aged 52 suffering from myelopathy with a disability recognized by 100%. Bruno uses a manual wheelchair, and is Professor of English, working at a major international language institute, but now gives English lessons at home, as the disease forces him to stay home for a long time. The type of task he has to carry out in itself is not characterized by a high level of risk but the case highlights some typical aspects of the home adaptation when having a disability. In this short presentation risks and inadequacies for home accessibility are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the workplace more secure and protected.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
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