Therapy interventions for children with neurodisabilities: a qualitative scoping study

Beresford B, Clarke S & Maddison J
Record ID 32018000112
Authors' objectives: The objectives were to (1) describe the current practice, approaches and schools of thought in relation to physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy for children with neurodisability; (2) explore clinical decision-making; (3) investigate views on outcomes and their measurement, particularly participation as an outcome, that is, the child's ability to have the opportunity to be involved in life situations and activities (e.g. communication, mobility, interpersonal interactions, self-care, learning and applying knowledge); (4) seek views on the aspects of therapy interventions that have an impact on outcomes; and (5) elicit stakeholder views on research needs and priorities.
Authors' recomendations: Therapy interventions are poorly understood. There was strong support, tempered a little by concerns among some about the feasibility of demonstrating impact, for investment in research.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2018
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: England, United Kingdom
MeSH Terms
  • Academies and Institutes
  • Child
  • Clinical Decision-Making
  • Humans
  • Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Modalities
  • Research
  • Schools
  • Self Care
  • Speech
  • Speech Therapy
Organisation Name: NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme
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