Outcomes, Outcomes, Outcomes

 

In the current financial climate with many local authority services facing cuts or even privatization, gone are the times of doing things that "sound good". The key question for any intervention or resource is; what does it contribute to our services outcomes? So let’s look at some of the key reasons this technology is more than just an idea that "sounds good".......

 

  • Studies show that practitioners want to use more technology and modern intervention resources; just ask your staff. Evidence from effective practice studies show that where worker confidence is higher in a programme[LM1]  or resource that outcomes are better.

  • Strong evidence around literacy supporting ETE outcomes from education. Over 70% of schools now use touch screen computers in lessons.

  • More ability for observation and rapport building for the worker when the client is using the tablet. No more scribing endless pieces of paper while they talk and missing out on valuable visual cues; be more in the moment with them. Improved worker relationship building is strongly linked to outcomes across the board.

  • Apps hit all three learning styles; Visual, auditory and kinesthetic; a key principle of effective practice demonstrated to gain better outcomes.

  • There is evidence which suggests that families that use this technology together are closer. Most family services have outcomes around stronger relationship building in the family unit.

  • SEN studies revealed students completed work on the tablets that they would not complete on paper. Most YP linked to services have SEN.

  • The national literacy trust survey found that those from lower socio-economic backgrounds (typically those most involved with services) are more likely to use and benefit from touch-screens when available to them.

  • All the intervention Apps on this site are faithful re-creations of already existing interventions that have strong roots in effective evidence based practice and are already producing strong outcomes for services. The App simply strengthens those outcomes by increasing learning style choice, adding more contingency of delivery methods or providing more guided facilitation where fidelity to a particular intervention is key.

  • Making learning fun is always strongly linked with outcomes in learning theories.

  • Not being in formal education and poor literacy are strongly linked to things like offending. This technology can represent the first positive steps back into some form of learning and engagement while reducing the creation of victims.

  • Many secondary benefits such as embedded literacy and ICT skills including better understanding of safe family use of technology and internet.

  • Print cost savings.  Using digital technology can produce these savings while strengthening outcomes and having more faithful in the moment interactive feedback for record keeping. Reducing costs while improving outcomes is the gold standard of any public service.

  • SEN studies suggest increase learner motivation through a more personalized and customizable learning experience

  • Tablets are far cheaper than most assistive technologies

  • Professional ETE development as most jobs require very basic computing skills

  • Special needs students don’t need to "stand out" when using tablets as most other students will also be using them. They feel like they are doing the same tasks on the same device as other learners even if working at a lower level.

  • Helps learners with low attention spans like add or adhd by mixing up the learning process providing engaging activities to keep their interest

  • Camera, audio and video recording for practicing coping strategies as a strong alternative to role-play

 

Please check out our first App below and if you would like more information please get in touch.

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