Ivan Traina

Ivan Traina
University of Verona | UNIVR · Department of Philosophy, Education and Psychology

Doctor of Education
Researcher at University of Verona - Department of Human Sciences

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Introduction
I work as researcher at the University of Verona, Department of Human Sciences. I have a background in inclusive education, assistive technology, personalised transition programs for young people with intellectual disability. I obtained a Marie Curie Post Doctoral Fellowship in the framework of the ASSISTID Program at the National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Psychology. I also obtained a PhD in Special Education at the University of Bologna, Department of Education Studies.
Additional affiliations
April 2017 - January 2019
National University of Ireland, Galway
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I obtained a Marie-Curie Research fellowship co-funded by the ASSISTID Program at the National University of Ireland Galway, School of Psychology, where I developed a project of research focused on the empowerment of young people with ID for acquiring employment and independent living skills through a personalised transition program including the use of Assistive Technologies.
Education
September 2011 - July 2014
University of Bologna
Field of study
  • Special Education

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Publications (30)
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Background Angelman syndrome (AS), is a rare genetic disorder. This study investigated the relationship between parent-reported comorbid symptoms including gastrointestinal symptoms, sleep problems, internalizing symptoms, and behavior problems in children and adolescents with AS. Method Parents of 98 children and adolescents with AS completed the...
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Aim: The purpose of this pilot was to evaluate the effectiveness of the E-IDEAS curriculum, specifically designed for workplace inclusion of youths with intellectual disabilities (ID) and aimed to transfer social, communication, independent living and employment skills. Method: The curriculum was attended by 5 participants, and it was provided conc...
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This chapter provides suggestions for developing and implementing academic lectures on Service Design Thinking addressed to students of Higher Education Institutions (HEI), based on a case study carried out at the Department of Education Studies of University of Bologna. It reports some advice and tips for teaching this new concept. Also, it points...
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In recent years, there have been significant developments in the education of people with disabilities. These developments have gone hand in hand with substantial legislative and technological changes that support the development of inclusive education in several European countries and globally. In order to support education environments in managin...
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According to Irish National Association for People with an Intellectual Disability (ID), only 5 % of people with Intellectual Disability (ID) were employed compared with 50% of general population. Given these high unemployment rates we have developed a curriculum that develops employment and independent life skills with people with ID. This curricu...
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In an inclusive society, people with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) are socially connected and fully participate in all realms of life, including education and employment. In a digital society being able to use technology for learning and working is a condition for participation and not remaining behind. For that reason, efforts should be made to a...
Book
In this book, a succinct description of the main models and approaches to disability is provided. A theoretical analysis of the different models developed to understand disability is outlined. We also provide our definition of social inclusion as the interaction between interpersonal relationships and community participation. This is an ecological...
Book
Over the last few years, social inclusion of vulnerable groups has increased as teoretical concept. Nevertheless example of pratical instruments to improve this are lacking. This book, therefore, provides a new trajectory of research that focuses on participatory and emancipatory approaches. This research should help shed some light on these new...
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In order to support schools to assess their performance in supporting children with disabilities in their ICT and ICT-AT needs, a self-assessment framework was developed by a task force of partners and associate partners of the ENTELIS project. The self-assessment tool aims to help educational establishments that welcome learners with disabilities...
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This paper presents a case study about the implementation of a service of independent living using a participatory approach. The service promoted living experiences in apartments with innovative activities, characterized by means for the development of per...
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This paper sheds light on an experience realized in the framework of a workshop addressed to students of Higher Education Institutions having the topic as Service Design Thinking. It reports some advice for teaching this new concept based on some elements raised and those deserve to be shared with the growing community of professionals interested i...
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As OECD (2009) states: “Globalisation and modernisation are creating an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. To make sense of and function well in this world, individuals need, for example, to master changing technologies and to make sense of large amounts of available information. They also face collective challenges as societies – suc...
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This paper addresses the debate surrounding the participatory & emancipatory approach in disability research. Its purpose is to answer three research questions related to what extent the participatory approach to research can encourage an active citizenship paradigm for the involvement of disabled people, to what extent emancipation through researc...
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This paper presents a case study conducted as part of a PhD Thesis on testing Life Coaching as a learning method for fostering emancipation in vulnerable groups (adult patients), using a participatory-action-research approach. The lessons learnt provides empirical insights on the implications for the implementation of non-medical methods that could...
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The aim of this paper consists in proposing an inclusive and holistic approach in the research of various themes affecting vulnerable groups. The point of view adopted to define a research framework and the consequent trajectories of research for understanding emerging needs is based on the inclusive pedagogy, considered as "good pedagogy" (UNESCO,...
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Questo articolo affronta il dibattito sviluppatosi intorno agli approcci partecipativi ed emancipativi nella ricerca sulla disabilità. La sua finalità è di cercare di dare una risposta alla domanda di ricerca che consiste nel capire fino a che punto la ricerca partecipativa ed emancipativa possa rappresentare un paradigma in grado di contribuire al...
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This paper refers to the OERTest project and Open Educational Resources (OER) as support education materials that may be freely accessed, reused, modified and shared by anyone. In this paper we will try to answer the following question: how can the political conditions be created to foster an effective exchange of OERs between Higher Education inst...
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Este artículo describe de forma concisa los resultados de dos proyectos financiados por el Programa de aprendizaje permanente, gestionado por el Ámbito Educativo, Audiovisual y Cultural (EACEA), responsable de programas de la Unión Europea (EU) en el ámbito de la educación, la cultura y el audiovisual. El objetivo de estos proyectos consiste en pro...
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The Net4Voice project aims to increase the quality of learning opportunities promoting the adoption of barrier-free learning environments and the development of innovative methodologies which use speech recognition (SR) technologies. SR technologies can automatically transform a lecturer�s speech into digital text in real-time, generating an electr...

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The purpose of the project E-IDEAS was to evaluate the effectiveness of: 1) an employment preparation curriculum, 2) individual work placement experiences and 3) use of Assistive Technology, all designed for workplace inclusion of youths with intellectual disabilities (ID) and aimed to transfer social, communication, independent living and employment skills. Method: The curriculum was attended by 5 participants, and it was provided concurrently with five different work-placements across a period of six months. Two assessment tools were used to demonstrate the acquisition of such skills and an evidence-base improvement of their quality of life. Pre and post-intervention standardized assessments were also taken for measuring the improvement in quality of life (through the San Martín Scale) and adaptive behavior (through the Vineland-II Adaptive Behavior Scale).