Priority 19 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which teaching strategies, classroom approaches and supports/services work best to meet the academic needs of students with neurodevelopmental disorders? (JLA PSP Priority 19)
Overall ranking 19
JLA question ID 0056/19
Explanatory note Individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders are often in challenging school placements and/or lack proper educational supports. This question aims to better understand the most effective educational practices to meet the academic needs and improve the educational experience and outcomes of students with neurodevelopmental disorders in various school settings. This uncertainty includes investigating the effectiveness and impact of already existing interventions such as inclusive education and modifications/accommodations, and also questions what other strategies and approaches can be used to support students with neurodevelopmental disorders. *Note: there was a specific interest in promoting social connection, learning/development, as well as improving performance in reading and algebra.
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Analysis of school-based supports and services for students with neurodevelopmental disorders - [i.e.,] can people access supports/services and do the available services improve outcomes? ~ How best to service children with ASD within public school settings, where resources may be limited and regular classroom placement can be challenging? ~ Which classroom teaching strategies and accommodations assist children with neurodevelopmental disabilities achieve better academic outcomes? ~ How to support kids to get the proper educational supports? 
Submitted by Family members/carers, clinicians, service providers
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