Step 2: Question

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about Luke’s participation into an answerable question to help guide the search for general evidence on a particular practice.

DEC Recommended Practices: E1, E3, INS2, INS4, INS5

You can use a tool called PICO to help create a focused question that is answerable through research. PICO identifies the most essential information needed for this question. This information consists of short phrases that can be entered into a web-based search engine to find the best available research evidence on a particular practice such as embedded interventions.  PICO requires that you identify the following information to develop the answerable question:

P – Person (characteristics of the children who will receive the intervention)

I – Interventions being considered

C – Comparison to other interventions (if there is research that compares two or more interventions)

O – Outcomes desired

Use PICO to identify the important information from the dilemma about how to promote Luke’s participation and create the answerable question in Activity 1.2a.

After you complete Activity 1.2a, view an answerable question related to the dilemma about Luke’s participation.

View answerable question

For children like Luke, who have developmental delays (P), are embedded interventions (I) effective in promoting learning in the areas of communication and social development (O)?