Priority 8 from the Learning Difficulties Scotland PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to assess learning difficulties in children and young people? (JLA PSP Priority 8)
Overall ranking 8
JLA question ID 0070/8
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

N. Shishov, I. Melzer, S. Bar-Haim. (2017). Parameters and Measures in Assessment of Motor Learning in Neurorehabilitation: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11(82)

K. Broome, P. McCabe, K. Docking, M. Doble. (2017). A Systematic Review of Speech Assessments for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recommendations for Best Practice. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 26: 1011-1029. doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0014

L. Zwaigenbaum, ML. Bauman, D. Fein, et al. (2015). Early Screening of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Recommendations for Practice and Research. Pediatrics, 136(suppl 1): S41-59. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3667D

Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is a learning disability only given if you are below the required IQ level? ~ Can the criteria for being diagnosed be changed?  The threshold for being diagnosed.  What support is in place if a diagnosis is not given as you were 1 point short? ~ Is more going to be done in helping children and adults to get a dyspraxia diagnosis?
Submitted by Professionals x 49  ~  parents/carers x 34  ~  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