Computer software can help users to make informed decisions
Warren Oldreive Specialist speech and language therapist, is clinical specialist occupational therapist, Bracknell Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, Berkshire
Mary Waight Clinical specialist occupational therapist, Bracknell Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities, Berkshire
Using case studies, Warren Oldreive and Mary Waight explain the benefits of a program that helps people to comprehend and process information
This article assesses the Clicker 5 reading and writing software package to help people with learning disabilities and others achieve a better understanding of and participation in complex decisions that affect their lives. It is compared with the Talking Mats system, and two case studies demonstrate its use in potentially difficult situations. Ideas for further development include an internet resource, programs for non-English speakers and strategies to accommodate users who have sensory or motor impairments.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 6,21-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.07.13.6.21.c7887Conflict of interest
The authors have no conflict of interestPeer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review