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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
Betto A
Francesco, age 9, motor disability: improving independence at home and school integration
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: (text automatically translated from Italian) Francesco is a child like many, its one family like many. I have chosen like protagonist of this work because in spite of the heavy diagnosis that accompanies it and that it could make to think next to the uselessness of whichever objective, he demonstrates as it is important in its comparisons that all the been involved persons continue to think next to the realization of participations that help the family in the daily fatigues and that they favor in he emerging of the residual abilities to interact with the surrounding environment and the others. Through the reconstruction of the which trod route ***dalla the family and you give many operating ones been involved, through the directory of the solutions that have been adopted, catches a glimpse itself as it is possible to influence positively on the personal lived ones and the motivations that help to search with stubborness of the result that for how many small can change the own vision of the future life. A postural wheelchair that beyond to ***offrirgli a comfortable position allow it to explore with the look and to observe the surrounding space, a walker that facilitates it in the exploration of the environment, a studied project in order to eliminate the architectural barriers of the room, a chair from shower that renders to the mother the treatment of its person less hard, a chair and a table that allows it to be seated to school like the other companions are assistive devices of simple ***reperibilità tu that are found important in order to catch up common objectives of life to all we.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
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
Pigini L, Liverani G
Clara, 25 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for a person employed in bank, with hypotonia of the lower limbs
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: Clara is a girl of 25 years suffering from a severe hypotonia of the lower limbs with a recognized disability of 100%. She always needs support for personal mobility and is and unable to move on her own except for short routes. Thanks to the Local Employment Service, she started working at a major Italian bank, as help-desk. In this short presentation potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work 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
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
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