Handicap, Deficiencies, and Adaptation

A person is said to be handicapped when they present a deficiency or a physical or mental incapacity which affects daily activities. For example, a reduction or loss of vision disrupts personal, family and social life. The handicap here is no longer being able to read, drive or work. Our mission is to propose ways to adapt for the different handicaps.

The Deficiencies, Handicap and Adaptation theme brings together scientists, health care professionals, institutional and associative representatives who work together to prevent and diagnose handicaps (sensorial, motor, cognitive or psychological), to evaluate the social repercussions of handicaps and to study care and remediation solutions. The theme’s objectives are the following:

•    Understand the cognitive mechanisms at work in handicaps
•    Propose prevention, diagnostic, treatment and remediation methods for sensorial, physical, cognitive, neurological and psychopathological handicaps
•    Evaluation of the handicap’s social repercussions
•    Help in the evaluation of proposed treatments.

The theme leader is Carole Peyrin, CNRS researcher in the LPNC laboratory.