There is a range of assistive technology available for people with learning disabilities (LD). Since LD will manifest in different ways, and the effects will vary according to the type, extent and characteristics of each LD and the experiences, abilities and management strategies developed by each person, it is important that a thorough and appropriate assessment of the impact of the LD be undertaken in each case. This will enable more informed decisions on the most appropriate use of Assistive Technology for each individual.
This resource is designed to provide information about possible technology which may be of assistance in certain cases, and the indications for particular LD effects. It is not designed to be prescriptive or comprehensive, and it is important to stress the desirability of professional assessment and testing to determine the appropriate use of any assistive technology.
Types of Assistive Technology
For more information on specific types of assistive technology click on the links below.