Terminology Intellectual disabilities: Intellectual disability is a disability characterised by significant limitations both in intellectual functioning (reasoning, learning, problem-solving) and in adaptive behaviour, which covers a range of everyday social and practical skills. This disability originates before the age of 18 (American Association on Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities; AAIDD ). For the purposes of this study, the working definition includes as follows: children receiving services from a voluntary support group providing such services to children aged 4 and under, with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disabilities and their families. For readers, this includes children with a range of rare disorders, syndromes, intellectual disabilities and complex needs. Some children may be viewed by others as life-limited according to the ACT & RCPCH () criteria.
Identifying the types of technology that are used by children with intellectual disabilities and associated complex needs living at home in Ireland
Article first published online: 7 AUG 2013
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
British Journal of Learning Disabilities
Special Issue: Intellectual Disability and Professional Practice in an Irish Context
Volume 41, Issue 3, pages 229–236, September 2013
How to Cite
Nicholl, H., Doyle, C., Moran, S. and Guilfoyle, M. (2013), Identifying the types of technology that are used by children with intellectual disabilities and associated complex needs living at home in Ireland. British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 41: 229–236. doi: 10.1111/bld.12045
The terms ‘equipment and technology’ are used synonymously throughout. A parent might not previously have considered a piece of equipment as a piece of technology. Technology and equipment refer to any piece of equipment used by parents in the day-to-day care of their child. These range from complex to less technical devices and equipment.
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 7 AUG 2013
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