Priority 2 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best educational and community environment for children and young people with learning difficulties? (JLA PSP Priority 2)
Overall ranking 2
JLA question ID 0070/2
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

J. Andrews, M. Falkmer, S. Girdler. (2015). Community participation interventions for children and adolescents with a neurodevelopmental intellectual disability: a systematic review [with consumer summary]. Disability and Rehabilitation., 37(10): 825-833.

J. J. Ellenkamp, E. P. Brouwers, P. J. Embregts, M. C. Joosen, J. van Weeghel. (2015). Work Environment-Related Factors in Obtaining and Maintaining Work in a Competitive Employment Setting for Employees with Intellectual Disabilities: A Systematic Review

BM. Sutton, AA. Webster, MF. Westerveld. (2018). A systematic review of school-based interventions targeting social communication behaviors for students with autism. Autism. doi: 10.1177/1362361317753564

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Does presumption of mainstream disadvantage some children? ~ Is there a difference in provision between students with learning difficulties in state schools very private schools? - anecdotally it would seem that getting tested and then getting support is much more problematic in private schools? ~ How are children with ASN supported in the education system? Is it effective? Does it provide an education that is meaningful and beneficial? How does that impact on the wider school? Is it measurable?
Submitted by Professionals x 53  ~  parents/carers x 33  ~  Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child x 4  ~  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