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ERIC Number: EJ982799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0194-2638
Perspectives on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health: Child and Youth Version (ICF-CY) and Occupational Therapy Practice
Cramm, Heidi; Aiken, Alice B.; Stewart, Debra
Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, v32 n4 p388-403 Nov 2012
Classifying disability for children and youth has typically meant describing a diagnosis or developmental lag. The publication of the "International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Child & Youth" version (ICF-CY) marks a global paradigm shift in the conceptualization and classification of childhood disability. Knowledge and awareness of the ICF-CY has been slow to diffuse within occupational therapy. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to foster the integration of the ICF-CY into occupational therapy practice with children and youth. Key issues: Research describes positive trends in using the ICF-CY for cross-disciplinary communication; further clarity and development is warranted around activity and participation categories and functional profiles. Implications: Occupational therapy can contribute to the evolution of the ICF-CY, but must clarify its complementary perspective and knowledge base. If the ICF-CY can be further integrated into occupational therapy systems, it holds promise for shifting practice patterns and creating professional opportunities. (Contains 2 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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