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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health and the version for children and youth as a tool in child habilitation/early childhood intervention: feasibility and usefulness as a common language and frame of reference for practice.
Högskolan för lärande och kommunikation, Högskolan Jönköping. (CHILD)
Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation, Mälardalens högskola. (CHILD)
Hälsohögskolan, Högskolan Jönköping. (CHILD)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences. (CHILD och Forskning om habilitering och funktionshinder)
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2010 (English)In: Disability and Rehabilitation, ISSN 0963-8288, E-ISSN 1464-5165, Vol. 32, no S1, S125-S138 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Early childhood intervention and habilitation services for children with disabilities operate on an interdisciplinary basis. It requires a common language between professionals, and a shared framework for intervention goals and intervention implementation. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the version for children and youth (ICF-CY) may serve as this common framework and language. This overview of studies implemented by our research group is based on three research questions: Do the ICF-CY conceptual model have a valid content and is it logically coherent when investigated empirically? Is the ICF-CY classification useful for documenting child characteristics in services? What difficulties and benefits are related to using ICF-CY model as a basis for intervention when it is implemented in services? A series of studies, undertaken by the CHILD researchers are analysed. The analysis is based on data sets from published studies or master theses. Results and conclusion show that the ICF-CY has a useful content and is logically coherent on model level. Professionals find it useful for documenting children's body functions and activities. Guidelines for separating activity and participation are needed. ICF-CY is a complex classification, implementing it in services is a long-term project.

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2010. Vol. 32, no S1, S125-S138 p.
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Children with disability, ICF-CY, feasibility, logical coherence, implementation
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-131833DOI: 10.3109/09638288.2010.516787ISI: 000283492200015OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-131833DiVA: diva2:355703
Available from: 2010-10-07 Created: 2010-10-07 Last updated: 2011-05-13Bibliographically approved

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