Priority 22 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What strengths do children and young people with learning difficulties have? (JLA PSP Priority 22)
Overall ranking 22
JLA question ID 0070/22
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples What skills and assets do children and young people with learning difficulties have, that people without 'learning difficulties' do not have? ~ What are the positive aspects of learning difficulties and how to overcome the negative stereotypes? ~ My daughter is dyslexic. She's also a keen and successful chess player. It seems a large proportion of good chess players have dyslexia, ASD or other additional support needs. Is this cause or effect, or both? I.e do certain brain wirings predispose a person to be good at chess, or is it the chess environment that attracts and holds these young people? Does playing chess increase results in other areas?
Submitted by Professionals x 2  ~  parents/carers x 2  ~  Adults who experienced learning difficulties as a child x 1  ~  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