technology in the home
There are an increasing number of devices available that can help people with learning disabilities to live more independently in their home.
"When others don’t give us access to devices or fail to acknowledge our words - we may not realise the power of them"
Jordyn Zimmerman recently graduated with her bachelors degree in education policy from Ohio University. Diagnosed as autistic, Jordyn did not have access to a communication system until 2014, at the age of 18 years old. She writes for Learning Disability Today about how the world can be made more inclusive of autistic people who use alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
It’s time for the learning disability sector to save itself
The possibilities of artificial intelligence: research co-produced by disabled people
Wristband monitors physiological changes that may precede aggression
Innovative technology reduces hospital discharge delays
Ethical Issues in the Use of Telecare.
Taking the tablets
Cognitive & speech disorder headset wins award at BETT Show
Assistive technology helping people with learning disabilities to live more independently
Empowering Vulnerable Children and Their Parents Using Talking Mats.
Using the Sony Playstation Portable (PsP) for Context-based Learning.
KEY Community Supports operates throughout Scotland to provide support for people with disabilities. KEY had approached IRISS for suggestions about how they might deliver training and advice to its support workers at the point where support is delivered.
Building on an idea from SSSC to use the video capabilities of the Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) to take learning and knowledge as close as possible to the point of implementation, researchers set out to test it.
Challenging Behaviour and Learning Disabilities: Improving Services.
Assistive Technology: Outcomes and Efficiency.
Peer Support in Long Term Conditions: The Basics
This guidance is designed to support organisations currently delivering peer support or planning to develop peer support for people with long term conditions. It brings together good practice and guidance, based on research evidence as well as the experiences of experts in delivering peer support and those who have received peer support. This guidance is intended to provide a brief and concise starting point, to be accessible to a wide audience and is applicable across all long term conditions. Throughout this document links to further detailed guidance and sources of support are provided.
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