Priority 4 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which early interventions are effective for children and young people with learning difficulties, at what ages and stages are they best introduced and what are the long-term outcomes? (JLA PSP Priority 4)
Overall ranking 4
JLA question ID 0070/4
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

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K. H. Ryberg. (2015). Evidence for the Implementation of the Early Start Denver Model for Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 21(5): 327-337. DOI: 10.1177/1078390315608165

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples As an ASN practitioner with a number of years experience these are some of the issues/questions: How best to manage and support young people and their families from an early age prior to schooling? ~ Have you analysed the long term outcome of early intervention in both the profoundly learning disabled and those with lesser learning disabilities? Where does early intervention make the most difference?  ~ How can we  provide effective  support for  children at  school in ways  that prevent stigma , make reasonable  adjustments and enable  them  to  be  independent learners and contributors? What  would progress look  like from EYs through  primary, secondary school  and post school outcomes?
Submitted by Professionals x 21  ~  parents/carers x 13  ~  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