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Enabling Occupation

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Slidesfrom lecture given to Post Grad UNISA OT students on enabling occupation, 25/11/2008.

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Enabling Occupation

  1. 1. Enabling Occupation <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  2. 2. Enabling Occupation <ul><li>My Life </li></ul><ul><li>My Story </li></ul><ul><li>My Work </li></ul><ul><li>My Home </li></ul><ul><li>My Life-Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><li>Attitudes </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>A Life </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>David N Wallace [email_address]
  3. 3. ME Dad
  4. 4. ME Dad 2006
  5. 5. ME Dad David Wallace 2006
  6. 6. My Story 19091981-UR4139xx 1981-2006
  7. 7. My Story <ul><li>Born Adelaide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Year JFK died) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>School Adelaide & Country SA </li></ul><ul><li>Trade School – Mechanic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(wired to solve problems) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accident – 19 Sept 1981 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(C4/5 Quadriplegic) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rehab. - 5 weeks RAH, 5 months total </li></ul>
  8. 8. My Work <ul><li>Trade School </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriter </li></ul><ul><li>1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Modem </li></ul><ul><li>BBS </li></ul><ul><li>Share </li></ul><ul><li>BBS for PWD </li></ul><ul><li>IT Coordinator </li></ul>
  9. 9. My Home <ul><li>Own home </li></ul><ul><li>Modified existing </li></ul><ul><li>Universal design </li></ul><ul><li>Chairs and a sofa </li></ul>
  10. 10. My Life-Tools <ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology as a tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate – not necessarily ‘high’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Adaptation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Positioning [a device] (my physical space) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Modification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Changing [a device] (function) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Manufacture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making [a device] (no existing tool) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  12. 12. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  13. 13. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  14. 14. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  15. 15. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  16. 16. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  17. 17. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  18. 18. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  19. 19. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  20. 20. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  21. 21. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  22. 22. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  23. 23. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  24. 24. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  25. 25. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  26. 26. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  27. 27. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  28. 28. Tools – Adapt, Modify, Make
  29. 29. Travel <ul><li>Logistical nightmare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same problems as at home – just more! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A ccommodation </li></ul><ul><li>C are </li></ul><ul><li>T ransport </li></ul><ul><li>Unfamiliar environment </li></ul>
  30. 30. Travel <ul><li>Accommodation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Where will I be able to stay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Where is it located </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Care </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How going get in/out bed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How going eat </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to get there </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to get around once there </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>Built Environment & Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilities in buildings (toilet) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public spaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication (telephone) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Universal Design : The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design. </li></ul>Access
  32. 32. Access <ul><li>Connection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just Places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social isolation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relationship is the essence of existence. </li></ul><ul><li>Human beings not human doings. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Attitudes <ul><li>Attitude determines </li></ul><ul><li>Altitude </li></ul><ul><li>Community 2D </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access & Tokenism </li></ul></ul>Photo from Flickr by Ack Ook
  34. 34. Attitudes <ul><li>Attitude determines </li></ul><ul><li>your Altitude </li></ul><ul><li>Community 2D </li></ul><ul><li>Disability 2C </li></ul>Photo from Flickr by Dale Gillard
  35. 35. Blogs - Share
  36. 36. Blogs - Connect
  37. 37. A LIFE Life is more than things and more that what we do . Life is about connection . Occupational Therapy should be about Enabling Connection .
  38. 38. Questions David N Wallace [email_address] Twitter: @dnwallace http://blog.dnwallace.com/ http://www.lifekludger.net Presentation: http://lifekludger.net/popular/

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