From assistive to inclusive? A systematic review of the uses and effects of technology to support people with pervasive support needs

L. Piekema (First author), A. ten Brug, Aly Waninge, A. A. J. van der Putten

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Background: Although particular technologies can enhance the quality of life (QoL) of people with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (we use the term pervasive support needs), their objectives and outcomes are understudied. A systematic literature review was therefore conducted to explore this topic.
Method: A search of four databases yielded 64 studies. Data were extracted on their general characteristics, methods and sample characteristics as well as the technology types, QoL domains and application within ecological systems. A narrative synthesis was subsequently developed.
Results: Most of the studies applied assistive technology (AT) and focused on personal development and self-determination on an individual level.
Conclusions: Technology can enhance the QoL of people with pervasive support
needs. There are indications that although MT and UD-based technology are used in practice, few studies have examined these technologies. Therefore, there is a knowledge gap regarding the kinds of technology that are used in practice.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)1-30
Aantal pagina's30
TijdschriftJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities
Volume37
DOI's
StatusPublished - 2 jan. 2024

Keywords

  • ondersteunende technologie
  • reguliere technologie
  • diepgaande ondersteuningsbehoeften
  • ernstige meervoudige beperkingen
  • kwaliteit van leven
  • universeel ontwerp

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