The And Independence Of A Young Person With A Learning Disability

2182 Words Oct 9th, 2016 9 Pages
The use of a strap with adapted spoon to promote the nutrition and independence of a young person with a learning disability.
Introduction
This is a person-centred innovation project aimed to promote the nutrition and independence of a young person with a learning disability. This aspect of personalised care could be significantly improved for the individual. This essay will critically review the literature supporting the driving force for this innovation. It will discuss the aim of the innovation, the plan, method, potential outcome and challenges. Finally, it will evaluate the innovation and make some recommendations. It will explore Lewin’s change management model (1951, cited in Mind Tools, 2016). I will discuss the implementation stage of this innovation using a Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycle developed by the Institute for Health Improvement in USA, and used by the Institute for Innovation and Improvement (National Health Service, 2008).
About the individual.
This project is about a young person with a mild learning disability who has difficulty in using an adapted spoon. This young individual drops the spoon and claps their hands after each scoop of food but the reason for this behaviour is not known. This individual has the motor skills to hold the adapted spoon for a short period of time before dropping the spoon on the floor. For confidentiality reasons, this essay will not discuss any personal information about this individual without consent (Data Protection…

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