Cognitive Science and Technology Applications in the Rehabilitative Care of Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Educational Science, Faculty of Educational Science and Psychology, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran.


The aim of this study is to investigate the application of cognitive science and technology in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The research design consisted of a systematic review. The PRISMA model will be used to examine research findings regarding the variables of science and cognitive technologies in the rehabilitation of children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. In a similar fashion, a systematic review was conducted using cognitive science and technologies keywords and intellectual and developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, mental retardation, cognitive disabilities, down syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder from web the Data (Pupmed, Springer, ProQuest, Scopus, Elsevier, Science direct, & Google Scholar) from 1985 to 2022, in accordance with the research objectives of the current study. To identify and cover more articles published after searching databases, a number of reputable periodicals in this field, including 27 articles out of 52, will be manually searched (Hand Searching) in order to identify and cover more articles. Personal support technologies such as web trek, assisted care systems, and residential assisted care systems such as smart home, smart transportation system are like global positioning system, Following the principles of universal design, personal robots, and virtual technologies are applied examples of cognitive science technologies in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Cognitive technologies have the potential to significantly improve the independence, productivity, and quality of life of individuals with cognitive impairments. Therefore, it is suggested that cognitive technology be developed and utilized for the rehabilitation of individuals with developmental disabilities, including the group of intellectual and developmental disabilities.


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