Technology for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Secondary Analysis of a Scoping Review

Translated title of the contribution: Technology for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Secondary Analysis of a Scoping Review

Khalilah R. Johnson, Meghan G. Blaskowitz, Wanda J. Mahoney

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Abstract

Background. Technologies are embedded in all daily life activities and are utilized by occupational therapy practitioners to facilitate participation; evidence on technology for adults with intellectual disability (ID) can support practice with the population. Purpose. Summarize the evidence on technology to support adults with ID. Method. Secondary analysis of a scoping review of articles published between 2002 and 2018. Articles in the original scoping review addressed participation, assessment, or interventions with adults with ID. Authors completed a secondary analysis of 159 articles to identify articles with information on technology. Findings. In total, 56 articles met the inclusion criteria. Technology categories were cognitive supports, mainstream technologies, supplemental communication, aids for daily living, seating and mobility, control interfaces, and preparatory technologies. Implications. This secondary analysis demonstrates the range of evidence identifying technology as a key support, the impacts of the proliferation of technologies, and the need for occupational therapy practitioners to advocate for accessible technologies.

Translated title of the contributionTechnology for Adults with Intellectual Disability: Secondary Analysis of a Scoping Review
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-404
Number of pages10
JournalCanadian Journal of Occupational Therapy
Volume90
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Assistive technology
  • Intervention
  • Occupation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Participation
  • Secondary analysis

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