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Apr 14 2010

Collaborative Home Modification Project

The Home Modification is a cross-disciplinary collaborative project between undergraduate Interior Design students and graduate Occupational Therapy students. Residents, of homes and facilities, with disabilities and alternate physical needs are the front-line clients of innovative, accessible design.

It is a design approach that imbues sensitivity and superb problem solving skills to burgeoning interior designers who are guided by their occupational therapy counterpart's contributions to the nature and trajectory of the "real" client's disease. They are encouraged to push the limits of conventional design solutions; where seemingly impossible hurdles are transformed into conceptual challenges and ultimately esthetically superior, functionally adaptive interior design.

Student Presentations

1. Congenitally profoundly deaf couple in their 20s with a new baby

  • ID Team: Laura Zanghi and Vanessa Picone
  • OT Team: Sarbjeet Kaur

2. Nine year-old with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy.

  • ID Team: Crystal Boccio and Casey Taback
  • OT Team: Frances Elaine Omaga

3. 27 year-old DX m.s. patient has very unstable gait and some visual impairment.

  • ID Team: Maria Marzocca and Jennie Sandahl
  • OT Team: Rena Liu and Stephanie Serieux

4. 11 year-old, Down’s Syndrome, mental age, 2 years, with some physical aggression.

  • ID Team: Marjorie Eclipse, Rachelle Porco and Jingwan Xu
  • OT Team: Zuleika Tenf

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