Step 2: Question

In Step 2 you will turn the dilemma about how Ms. Mary can use assistive technology to help Sophie communicate into an answerable question.  This question will help guide the search for broader knowledge of the evidence-based practice of AT interventions.

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 assistive technology 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 assistive technology interventions. Create the answerable question in Activity 5.2a.

After you complete Activity 5.2a, view an answerable question related to the dilemma about assistive technology interventions.

View answerable question

For young children who have language and physical impairments (P), are assistive technology interventions (I) effective in promoting learning and development (O)?