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Vedrana Bolic Baric

Associate Professor

School, and then? The occupational transition to working life and further education can be problematic for young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities. I am interested in this transition process for young adults with Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD.

The occupational transition process from secondary to upper secondary school, to further studies and working life

The project “Support at school and the transition to upper secondary school, further studies and work – young adults with Asperger’s syndrome and ADHD” investigates the transition process from the perspective of young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities.

The project is about adolescents and young adults with neuropsychiatric disabilities and their everyday life, with particular respect to support at school and the occupational transition to upper secondary school, further studies and/or working life. The transition process from secondary to upper secondary school, working life and/or further studies implies new challenges and is a critical point for many young adults with Asperger’s syndrome (AS) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). What kind of support they receive in secondary and upper secondary school and during the subsequent period can have considerable significance for young adults’ establishment in the labour market. The project sets out from the informants’ own perspectives and experiences of support at school and the transition process for secondary to upper secondary school, further studies and/or working life.

I am also involved in the RemindMe project, testing a new, interactive and web-based reminder system among young adults with neuropsychiatric difficulties.

Teaching on the Occupational Therapy programme

I teach mainly on the Occupational Therapy programme, where I am the course coordinator of the course “ICF, classification of functioning, disability and health”, and its application. I teach and lecturer on the international classifications ICF and ICF-CY on the second-cycle course “Health and participation in occupational therapy – a global perspective”. I supervise degree projects and group tutors, primarily on course 8.

Publications

2021

Vedrana Bolic Baric, Sofie Skuthalla, Malin Pettersson, Per Gustafsson, Anette Kjellberg (2021) The effectiveness of weighted blankets on sleep and everyday activities: A retrospective follow-up study of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and/or autism spectrum disorder Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy Continue to DOI

2019

Vedrana Bolic Baric, Maria Andreassen, Annika Öhman, Helena Hemmingsson (2019) Using an interactive digital calendar with mobile phone reminders by senior people - a focus group study BMC Geriatrics, Vol. 19, Article 116 Continue to DOI

2018

Vedrana Bolic Baric, Kristina Hellberg, Anette Kjellberg, Helena Hemmingsson (2018) Internet Activities During Leisure: A Comparison Between Adolescents With ADHD and Adolescents From the General Population Journal of Attention Disorders, Vol. 22, p. 1131-1139 Continue to DOI

2017

Vedrana Bolic Baric, Helena Hemmingsson, Kristina Hellberg, Anette Kjellberg (2017) The Occupational Transition Process to Upper Secondary School, Further Education and/or Work in Sweden: As Described by Young Adults with Asperger Syndrome and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Journal of autism and developmental disorders, Vol. 47, p. 667-679 Continue to DOI

2016

Vedrana Bolic, Kristina Hellberg, Anette Kjellberg, Helena Hemmingsson (2016) Support for learning- goes beyond academic support: voices of students with Asperger's disorder and ADHD Autism, Vol. 20, p. 183-195 Continue to DOI

Research project

Results from the research

School activities using the computer

The project also investigates how the use of computers and the internet creates conditions for participation at school and during leisure for adolescents with ADHD, in comparison with adolescents with physical disabilities and adolescents without disabilities.

Resultat av forskningen / Results of the research

The image shows how large a share of the different groups used a computer during school activities. Further results from the research project:

Support at school and the transition to upper secondary school, further studies and work

 

 

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Research project

ICF and Academic qualifications

ICF-International classification of functioning, disability and health

Together with Ann-Helen Almborg from the National Board of Health and Welfare and Lena Haglund from the Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV), and on commission from the National Board of Health and Welfare, training material on the international ICF and ICF-CY classifications of functioning, disability and health has been developed.

  • Almborg A-H, Bolic V, Haglund L. 2011. ICF/ICF-CY training material. Part 1 – Introduction to the model, structure and content.
  • Almborg A-H, Bolic V, Haglund L. 2011. ICF/ICF-CY training material. Part 2 – Coding.
 

Academic qualifications

• Registered occupational therapist 2007

• MSc in occupational therapy 2010

Publications

Selected publications

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Vedrana Bolic, Kristina Hellberg, Anette Kjellberg, Helena Hemmingsson (2016)

Autism , Vol.20 , s.183-195 Continue to DOI

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Vedrana Bolic, Lena Haglund, Anette Kjellberg (2012)
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Vedrana Bolic, Helene Lidström, Nils Thelin, Anette Kjellberg, Helena Hemmingsson (2013)

Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy , Vol.20 , s.357-364 Continue to DOI

Collaboration with researchers in Occupational therapy

External partner