ERIC Number: EJ843665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
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Reference Count: 21
ICF-CY: A Universal Tool for Documentation of Disability
Simeonsson, Rune J.
Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities, v6 n2 p70-72 Jun 2009
The "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health--ICF" (ICF-CY) conceptual framework offers a new paradigm and taxonomy of human functioning disability, which can be used to guide holistic and interdisciplinary approaches to assessment and intervention. In settings serving children, youth, or adults with disabilities, the ICF-CY can provide comprehensive documentation of its involvement in special education and rehabilitation. Implementation of the ICF-CY in early intervention, special education, and habilitation settings should build on the adoption of the dimensional framework for practice and corresponding applications in assessment and intervention practices. An important priority in such applications is the identification and development of instruments and assessment tools that can provide evidence for assigning severity levels to ICF-CY codes.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Interdisciplinary Approach, Disabilities, Special Education, Classification, Evaluation Methods, Intervention, Rehabilitation, Severity (of Disability)
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