TITLE

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) as a Framework for Change: Revolutionizing Rehabilitation

AUTHOR(S)
Vargus-Adams, Jilda N.; Majnemer, Annette
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Child Neurology;Aug2014, Vol. 29 Issue 8, p1030
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) utilizes domains of body functions and structures, activities and participation, as well as environmental and personal factors to fully encapsulate the concepts of health and disability. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health provides a rich and holistic understanding of functioning that is particularly valuable in the setting of childhood disability and rehabilitation. With applicability that enhances a nuanced understanding of each child within their family, school, and community, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health also ensures facile and meaningful communication between professionals. Use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health promotes improved treatment plans for individual children and for larger programmatic decisions. This article demonstrates how the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health has reinvented the language and understanding of childhood disability and rehabilitation.
ACCESSION #
97129896

 

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