Priority 18 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What are the best measures of outcomes (e.g. academic skills, peer relationships, quality of life, classroom participation) for children and young people with learning difficulties? (JLA PSP Priority 18)
Overall ranking 18
JLA question ID 0070/18
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

E. Vasilopoulou, J. Nisbet. (2016). The quality of life of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder: a systematic review. Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, 23: 36-49.

T. Gomersall, S. Spencer, H. Basarir, et al. (2015). Measuring quality of life in children with speech and language difficulties: a systematic review of existing approaches. International Journal of Language Communication Disorder, 50(4): 416-435. DOI: 10

C. Oh-Young and J. Filler. (2015). A meta-analysis of the effects of placement on academic and social skill outcome measures of students with disabilities. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 47: 80-92.  doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2015.08.014.

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples The effectiveness of the use of outcome measures with children with learning difficulties. ~ Whether there is a rough rate of development for different severities or whether intensive theraputie input can actually make a huge difference (I know it makes a minor but I'm asking huge) to the individual.
Submitted by Professionals x 2  ~  parents/carers x 0  ~  Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child x 0  ~  child/young person x 0
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