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Unit THEORIES AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING THE PERSONAL FUNCTIONING, DISABILITY AND HEALTH

Course
Assessment of individual functioning in clinical and health psychology
Study-unit Code
40998909
Curriculum
In all curricula
Teacher
Stefano Federici
Teachers
  • Stefano Federici - Didattica Ufficiale
Hours
  • 54 ore - Didattica Ufficiale - Stefano Federici
CFU
9
Course Regulation
Coorte 2018
Offered
2018/19
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Psicologia generale e fisiologica
Sector
M-PSI/01
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
From the disability models to the measurement of the individual functioning; Diagnostic criteria and intervention strategies for Specific Learning Disabilities; The assessment in the assistive technology service delivery processes; Sexuality and disability.
Reference texts
Compulsory reading:
1. Federici, S., & Scherer, M. J. (Eds.). (2018). Assistive Technology Assessment Handbook, Second Edition. London, UK: CRC Press. (Preface to First Edition, Preface to Second Edition, Introduction to sections: I, II, III, Chapters: 1–4, 8–9, 12, 14, 16, 18). https://www.crcpress.com/Assistive-Technology-Assessment-Handbook-Second-Edition/Federici-Scherer/p/book/9781498774116;
2. Federici, S. (2002). Sessualità alterabili. Indagine sulle influenze socioambientali nello sviluppo della sessualità di persone con disabilità in Italia. Roma, IT: Kappa. Disponibile online sul sito: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235327763_Sessualita_alterabili_Indagine_sulle_influenze_socioambientali_nello_sviluppo_della_sessualita_di_persone_con_disabilita_in_Italia;
3. Federici, S., Corsi, V., & Locatelli, M. (2014). Asino chi non legge? Riconoscere e gestire i disturbi specifici di apprendimento. Milano, IT: Pearson;
4. Vicari, S., & Caselli, C. (Eds.). (2017). Neuropsicologia dell’età evolutiva. Bologna, IT: Il Mulino. (Capitoli 9–14, 19–20);
5. Federici, S. Slide di Psicologia del funzionamento individuale (2018–2019) disponibili online sul sito: http://www.cognitivelab.it.

Recommended reading:
1. Federici, S., & Borsci, S. (2011). The use and non-use of assistive technology in Italy: A pilot study. In G. J. Gelderblom, M. Soede, L. Adriaens, & K. Miesenberger (Eds.), Everyday Technology for Independence and Care: AAATE 2011 (Vol. 29, pp. 979–986). Amsterdam, NL: IOS Press https://www.researchgate.net/publication/228079029_The_use_and_non-use_of_assistive_technology_in_Italy_A_pilot_study;
2. Federici, S., & Borsci, S. (2016). Providing assistive technology in Italy: The perceived delivery process quality as affecting abandonment. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 11(1), 22-31. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/263165920_Providing_assistive_technology_in_Italy_The_perceived_delivery_process_quality_as_affecting_abandonment;
3. Federici, S., Meloni, F., & Borsci, S. (2016). The Abandonment of Assistive Technology in Italy: A Survey of Users of the National Health Service. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 52(4), 516-526. http://www.minervamedica.it/it/riviste/europa-medicophysica/articolo.php?cod=R33Y9999N00A160009;
4. Federici, S., Corradi, F., Meloni, F., Borsci, S., Mele, M. L., Dandini de Sylva, S., & Scherer, M. J. (2014). A Person-Centered Assistive Technology Service Delivery Model: A Framework for Device Selection and Assignment. Life Span and Disability, 17(2), 175–198; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/270214053_A_Person-Centered_Assistive_Technology_Service_Delivery_Model_A_Framework_for_Device_Selection_and_Assignment;
5. Federici, S., Corradi, F., Meloni, F., Borsci, S., Mele, M. L., Dandini de Sylva, S., & Scherer, M. J. (2015). Successful Assistive Technology Service Delivery Outcomes from Applying a Person-Centered Systematic Assessment Process: A Case Study. Life Span and Disability, 18(1), 41–74. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/279525619_Successful_Assistive_Technology_Service_Delivery_Outcomes_from_Applying_a_Person-Centered_Systematic_Assessment_Process_A_Case_Study;
6. Federici, S., Bracalenti, M., Meloni, F., & Luciano, J. V. (2017). World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0: An International Systematic Review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(23), 2347–2380. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309741657_World_Health_Organization_Disability_Assessment_Schedule_20_An_International_Systematic_Review;
7. Meloni, F., Federici, S., & Dennis, J. L. (2015). Parents’ Education Shapes, but Does not Originate, the Disability Representations of Their Children. PLoS ONE, 10(6), e0128876. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0128876;
8. Federici, S., Meloni, F., Catarinella, A., & Mazzeschi, C. (2017). Models of Disability in Children’s Pretend Play: Measurement of Cognitive Representations and Affective Expression Using the Affect in Play Scale. Frontiers in Psychology, 8(794), 1–8. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00794/full.
Educational objectives
Acquisition of knowledges and skills in the context of individual functioning, in the context of the assessment to disability and health, the processes of assignment af assistive technologies. Acquisition of knowledges and skills on sexuality and disability.
Prerequisites
N.A.
Teaching methods
Face-to-face and workshops.
Other information
Attending students, who have participated in the oral exercises during the course, will be exempted from the oral examination. The score obtained in the exercises will be taken into consideration for the final evaluation of the student.
Learning verification modality
Written and oral exam.
Extended program
1. From the models of disability to measures of individual functioning: I-III settimana): WHO e il modello della salute; I modelli di disabilità; La prima classificazione della disabilità: l’ICIDH 76/80; Da un modello di minoranza al modello universale; L’ICF: Classificazione internazionale del funzionamento, della disabilità e della salute; La Qualità di Vita; il Sistema di sostegno 2010; La valutazione del funzionamento individuale; La misura del funzionamento e della disabilità; Misure del funzionamento, disabilità, qualità di vita e sostegno: ICF-Checklist, ICF Core-set, WHODAS 2.0, WHOQOL, SIS, Vineland-II, DSM-5. [Compulsory reading: 1, 5]

2. Specific learning disorders and comorbidity: Criteri diagnostici e strategie di intervento per DSA; Valutazione e intervento nella dislessia, disortografia/disgrafia e discalculia; DSA e comorbilità come il disturbo dell’attenzione con iperattività; Tecnologie assistive e compensative per persone con DSA; The functions of control and ADHD; The autism spectrum disorder. [Compulsory reading: 1, 3-5]

3. Assistive Technology Assesment Process: The assistive technology abandonment; I 5 fondamenti del modello dell’ATA process. Misurare l’abbinamento di tecnologie assistive in un centro ausili; La figura dello psicologo in un centro ausili; La figura dello psicotecnologo in un centro ausili. [Compulsory reading: 1, 5]

4. Sexuality and disability from a biopsychosocial perspective: Fenomenologia dell’educazione sessuale delle persone disabili in Italia; Supporti video sessualmente espliciti per disabili fisici; L’assistenza sessuale delle persone disabili in Europa; Masturbazione inappropriata; La gestione delle mestruazioni. [Compulsory reading: 2, 5]
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