Priority 17 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which are the most effective interventions to improve cognition and address learning deficits in individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders?  (JLA PSP Priority 17)
Overall ranking 17
JLA question ID 0056/17
Explanatory note This question addresses the need to help improve the learning abilities of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders at all ages. What interventions and approaches can support learning difficulties, improve cognitive functioning, mitigate the negative impact of lower cognitive functioning, and generally help individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders learn and develop, and are there approaches that are age- or life stage-specific? 
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can we better support the learning of children with learning disabilities or an intellectual deficit who also have complex medical issues?; Implications of cognitive deficits and whether there are ways to circumvent or mitigate the negative impact of lower cognitive functioning; What are the most effective interventions for learning at various ages/grade levels?
Submitted by Mostly family members/carers
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0056
PSP name Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 63  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 September 2017