Ko, S., & Petty, L. S. (2022). Assistive technology accommodations for post-secondary students with mental health disabilities: A scoping review . Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology , 17 (7), 760–766. https://doi.org/10.1080/17483107.2020.1815087
Researchers examined the use of assistive technology (AT) for students diagnosed with mental health disorders. Specific AT accommodations discussed included note-taking alternatives, smartphones, multimedia presentations to support text material, alternate participation supports, graphic organizers, text-to-speech software, and other assistive technology writing and visualization tools.
Seven studies, of college or university age students, who had a diagnosed mental health disorders and used AT were participants in this study.
Researchers examined studies that met the inclusion criteria for this study and then recorded the study location, setting, population, common problems identified, and AT being used.
Results indicated that mental health conditions affect students academic, psychosocial, cognitive well-being, and everyday activities. AT use with students with mental health disorders research and outcomes needs to be further explored.