Priority 16 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which information and communication technologies (ICT) (e.g. augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices, ICT-based communication aids, assistive technology, iPads/writing aids/tablet/phone) are effective and how can they best be accessed by children and young people with learning difficulties? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0070/16
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

B. Perelmutter, K. K. McGregor, K. R. Gordon. (2017). Assistive technology interventions for adolescents and adults with learning disabilities: An evidence-based systematic review and meta-analysis. Computer & Education. 114: 139-163.

M. Linden, C. Hawley, B. Blackwood, J. Evans, V. Anderson, C. O'Rourke. (2016). Technological aids for the rehabilitation of memory and executive functioning in children and adolescents with acquired brain injury. Cochrane Database of Systematic Review. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011020.pub2

Antonio Miguel Cruz, Adriana María Ríos Rincón, William Ricardo Rodríguez Dueñas, Daniel Alejandro Quiroga Torres & Andrés Felipe Bohórquez- Heredia. (2017). What does the literature say about using robots on children with disabilities? Disability, 12(5). 

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Integration of people with learning disabilities and mental health or challenging behaviour receiving treatment in a mainstream psychiatric unit managed by psychiatric staff - is this effective especially if it is for challenging behaviour? ~ How can technology/computers assist in minimising the impact of some learning difficulties (particularly dyslexia) ~ Can very early access to ICT based communication aids improve long term ability to communicate? 
Submitted by Professionals x 4  ~  parents/carers x 7  ~  Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child x 0  ~  child/young person x 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0070
PSP name Learning Difficulties (Scotland)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 40  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 11 June 2018