Fabrizio Corradi

Fabrizio Corradi
LUMSA Università Maria SS. Assunta di Roma | Lumsa · Scienze della Formazione

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Background: This work is an exploratory study to investigate the relation among three main psychosocial factors measured after an Assistive Technology (AT) system provision: (i) the user’s satisfaction, (ii) the perceived effectiveness, and (iii) the psychosocial impact of the assistive solution. The main objective is to understand whether the corr...
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An assistive technology assessment process model that is consistent with the ICF, in that it emphasizes the individual’s well-being and the best match between the user and the AT solution, is needed, and is thus proposed in this chapter. This requires a user-driven process through which the selection of one or more technological aids for an AT solu...
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We faced a twofold open question regarding the measurement of individual functioning, i.e., what individual functioning measures and how it should be measured. These issues arise from the nature of the concept of disability; in other words, it is a complex construct and a “multidimensional experience [that] poses several challenges for measurement....
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Traduzione italiana di un questionario di indagine sull'uso e abbandono di tecnologie assistive per utenti a cui è stato assegnato un ausilio per la comunicazione da almeno 12 o 24 mesi.
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Traduzione italiana di un questionario di indagine sull'uso e abbandono di tecnologie assistive per utenti a cui è stato assegnato un ausilio per la mobilità da almeno 24 mesi.
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Background. The assistive technology assessment (ATA) process developed by Federici and Scherer [1] provides professionals with guidelines for an effective outcome in the AT selection and assignment process with the aim to match person and assistive technology (AT). Purpose. A case study open out as the ATA process is put into practice, leading the...
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Background. The introduction of assistive technology (AT) into people’s lives is a deliberative and long-term process, which presupposes teamwork as much as professionalism, time, and experience. The aim of the assistive technology assessment (ATA) process is to suggest guidelines to follow in order to reach valid results during the AT selection an...
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The process of matching assistive technology to person (Scherer & Craddock, 2002) requires a well designed and researched sequential set of assessments that are administered by professionals with different areas of expertise in specialized centers for technical aids. The team of experts acts as a mediator between the person with a disability and th...
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Questo capitolo illustra il modello biopsicosociale così come è stato reso operativo dalla Classificazione internazionale del funzionamento, della disabilità e della salute dell’OMS, dalla Convenzione sui diritti delle persone con disabilità, dalla 2002 AAMR Definition, Classification, and System of Supports, e più recentemente dal World Report on...
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Questo capitolo è suddiviso in tre sezioni principali. La prima si concentra su quali misure del funzionamento individuale debbano essere utilizzate con un’attenzione al principio secondo il quale la disabilità è un costrutto multidimensionale e non esiste un principio basilare di misurazione valido per qualunque valutazione. Inoltre, l’unico princ...
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In questo capitolo viene presentato il modello di valutazione delle tecnologie assistive (ATA process). Il modello dell’ATA process delinea un processo ideale che fornisce le linee guida di riferimento sia per i centri ausili pubblici sia privati, permettendo loro di confrontare, valutare e migliorare il proprio modello di abbinamento. Le azioni ri...
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Questo capitolo presenta due studi: il primo riguarda la progettazione e il processo di valutazione di uno strumento finalizzato a estendere agli utenti disabili la possibilità di ricercare e accedere alle informazioni su Internet (WhatsOnWeb); il secondo è dedicato allo sviluppo di uno strumento di telemedicina per la riabilitazione (Nu!Reha). Wha...
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Questo capitolo è incentrato sulla spiegazione delle fondamenta teoriche alla base del concetto di psicotecnologia e sulla descrizione del ruolo dello psicotecnologo all’interno del processo di abbinamento fra persone e tecnologie assistive. In linea con una prospettiva biopsicosociale, si definisce psicotecnologia qualsiasi tecnologia che “emuli,...
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The process of matching assistive technology to person requires a well-designed and researched sequential set of assessments that are administered by professionals with different areas of expertise in specialized centers for technical aids. The team of experts acts as a mediator between the person with a disability and the assistive technology. The...
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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) consists of 34 codes per person at the one digit level and, at more detailed levels, the number of codes can reach 1424 items. This degree of complexity has led research groups to develop core sets of ICF codes for specific health conditions and disabilities. The ICF core...
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In this chapter, the assistive technology assessment (ATA) model has been presented. The ATA model outlines an ideal process that provides reference guidelines for both public and private centers for technical aid provision, allowing them to compare, evaluate, and improve their own matching model. The actions required by the ATA model to centers fo...
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The origins of the biopsychosocial model date back to the proposal put forward by psy-chiatrist George Engel in 1977 to integrate within the medical model the dominant social and psychological variables: The dominant model of disease today is biomedical, and it leaves no room within its framework for the social, psychological, and behavioural dimen...
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The complexity and multidimensionality of the concept of disability leads to the debate on the existence of an “elixir of measurement” for a so-called “definitional paradox” (Madans & Altman, 2006). According to the operational nature of the disability concept, any theoretical definition implies an insoluble contradiction (aporia), while any operat...
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This chapter focuses on the different contexts in which the assessment of individual functioning and disability for the assignment of assistive technologies is carried out. The theoretical framework constituted by the biopsychosocial model of disability is briefly described followed by a brief summary of the worldwide main classifications, internat...
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Objective. The aim of this work is to introduce NOBE (No OBstacle to Emotion®), a multi-sensory platform aiming to allow everyone - especially people with disabilities - to enjoy the aesthetic experience of perceiving and interacting with an artistic composition by means of multi-sensory patterns. Main content. A new technology called NOBE (No OBst...
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In recent years, eye-tracking systems became an important tool to improve the quality of life and enhance the autonomy of persons with disabilities needing alternative input devices. The literature on eye-tracking shows a widespread dissemination of experimental studies mainly focused on the analysis of the cognitive processes involved in visual ta...
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The aim of this work is to introduce the professional figure of psychotechnologist paying a special attention to the specific contexts of application of the assistive technology assignation process in a centre for technical aids. The main differences between the role of psychotechnologist and both the professional figures of cognitive ergonomist an...
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In recent years, eye-tracking systems became an important tool to improve the quality of life and enhance the autonomy of persons with disabilities needing alternative input devices. The literature on eye-tracking shows a widespread dissemination of experimental studies mainly focused on the analysis of the cognitive processes involved in visual ta...
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Purpose. Evaluating the usefulness of the Matching Assistive Technology and CHild (MATCH) measure in the process of aid assignment to infants and children in an Italian centre for technical aids. Methodology. After a pre-experimental phase, during which the translation of the MATCH was performed, the Italian version of the MATCH was administered to...
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A combined objective-oriented and subjective-oriented method for evaluating accessibility and usability of web pages for students with disability was tested. The objective-oriented approach is devoted to verifying the conformity of interfaces to standard rules stated by national and international organizations responsible for web technology standar...
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An accessibility and usability evaluation of the help desk web page for student with disability, included in the University of Rome “La Sapienza” web site, has been carried out on a design based on integration between the top-down and the bottom-up approach to the accessibility and usability criteria. The top-down method is devoted to verify the co...

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Summary Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition, proposes an international ideal model for the assistive technology assessment process, outlining how this model can be applied in practice to re-conceptualize the phases of an assistive technology delivery system according to the biopsychosocial model of disability. The model provides reference guidelines for evidence-based practice, guiding both public and private centers that wish to compare, evaluate, and improve their ability to match a person with the correct technology model. This second edition also offers a contribution to the Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) initiative, whose activities are strongly focused on the assistive products service delivery model. Organized into three parts, the handbook: gives readers a toolkit for performing assessments; describes the roles of the assessment team members, among them the new profession of psychotechnologist; and reviews technologies for rehabilitation and independent living, including brain–computer interfaces, exoskeletons, and technologies for music therapy. Edited by Stefano Federici and Marcia J. Scherer, this cross-cultural handbook includes contributions from leading experts across five continents, offering a framework for future practice and research. Full contents list Foreward; Preface to First Edition; Preface to Second Edition; Acknowledgements; Editors; Contributors; Section I The Assistive Technology Assessment Process Model and Basic Definitions; Chapter One: Assessing Individual Functioning and Disability; Chapter Two: Measuring Individual Functioning; Chapter Three: Measuring the Assistive Technology MATCH; Chapter Four: Assessment of the Environments of AT Use: Accessibility, Universal Design, and Sustainability; Chapter Five: Measuring the Impact of Assistive Technology on Family Caregivers; Section II Assessment Professionals: Working on the Multidisciplinary Team; Chapter Six: Assessment of Assistive Technology for Individuals with Cognitive Impairments; Chapter Seven: The Special Educator; Chapter Eight: The Psychologist; Chapter Nine: The Psychotechnologist: A New Profession in the Assistive Technology Assessment; Chapter Ten: The Occupational Therapist: Enabling Activities and Participation Using Assistive Technology; Chapter Eleven: Pediatric Specialists in Assistive Solutions; Chapter Twelve: The Geriatrician; Chapter Thirteen: Role of Speech–Language Pathologists in Assistive Technology Assessments; Section III Assistive Technology Devices; Chapter Fourteen: The Systemic User Experience Assessment; Chapter Fifteen: Gesture, Signing, and Tracking; Chapter Sixteen: Using Brain–Computer Interfaces for Motor Rehabilitation; Chapter Seventeen: Graphic User Interfaces for Communication; Chapter Eighteen: Exoskeleton: The New Horizon of Robotic Assistance for Human Gait; Chapter Nineteen: Assistive Technologies for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder; Chapter Twenty: Technology Developments in Music Therapy; Index