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Measures for Children with Developmental Disabilities – Chapter 1: Selection and Use of Outcome Measures & Chapter 2: The Purpose and Framework for this Text (free ebook)

An ICF-CY Approach

Product Type: PDF (Sub-Section of Book)

Series: Clinics in Developmental Medicine

Edition: 1st

Publication date: July 2012

Page count: 30

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Chapter 1 – Selection and Use of Outcome Measures & Chapter 2 – The Purpose and Framework for this Text from Measures for Children with Developmental Disabilities

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Presents and reviews outcome measures across a wide range of attributes that are applicable to children and youth with developmental disabilities.

The book uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY) as a framework for organizing the various measures into sections and chapters.

Each chapter co-incides with domains within Body Functions, Activities and Participation, and Personal and Environmental Factors. Advances in measurement using neuroimaging technologies and genetic testing are also included, as are chapters addressing broad measures of health and quality of life. Each chapter provides a representative sample of useful measures, with more detailed descriptions of those with the best properties and potential utility. Most chapters follow a prescribed format: what is the construct, general factors to consider when measuring this domain; and overview of recommended measures.

This book is invaluable for clinicians and educators seeking an appropriate, psychometrically sound measure in a particular domain of functioning that can be used with an individual child or target population. The book will also be a useful resource for researchers in the field of childhood disability.

Readership

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and others who provide services to infants, children and youth with developmental disabilities; researchers investigating research questions pertaining to the field of childhood disability, university-based students in health-profession programs with courses related to the assessment of children and youth with developmental disabilities.

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Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 194-5

Annette Majnemer (Editor)

Annette Majnemer

Annette Majnemer is an occupational therapist with doctoral training in the neurosciences. She is currently Professor and Interim Director, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, McGill University; Associate Editor of Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology and Co-editor of Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics.

Her educational and scientific contributions were recently acknowledged by the Muriel Driver Award from the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists. She is a nominated fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

  • Contents
  • Author Appointments
  • Foreword - Darcy L. Fehlings
  • Preface - Annette Majnemer
  • Section 1 Overview
  • Chapter 1: Selection and use of outcome measures - Annette Majnemer
  • Chapter 2: Organizational structure of this text - Annette Majnemer

‘The breadth, comprehensiveness, and logical organization are profound and will help pediatric physical therapists better integrate ICF-CY measurement into their practice. The text is essential to international pediatric physical therapy practice and belongs and will become an invaluable addition to one’s resources as a pediatric therapist using ICF-based measurement. Note that this text also is impressive in the comprehensiveness of its coverage of outcome measures as well as the ICF. The authors are international experts in health and measurement and young emerging scientists within the field of child health. Thus, the utility and relevance and the potential effect this text will have across political, social, and geographic boundaries is great. This text will serve as an excellent resource for all pediatric therapists, and it will serve as a welcome addition to individuals both experienced and new to the ICF-CY.’ Carole A. Tucker, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2014

‘I highly recommend this book: Professor Majnemer has brought together a wide range of outcome measurement experts creating a thoughtfully crafted book, essential reading for anyone selecting outcome measures for use with children and youth with developmental disabilities. The book is framed by the components of the ICF-CY and is extremely helpful and illuminating in describing the core concepts of the ICF-CY. If you are only going to buy one book on outcome measures make it this one, and if your budget will not stretch that far encourage your library to buy it.’ Carolyn Dunford, British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2013

'Will such a major book, 540 pages double columned in A4-format, have any clinical importance? Yes, I think it might become the reference work, a ëmeasure Bibleí, for any habilitation team as every therapist should be able to find what is relevant for her or his part of the service given.' Bengt Lagerkvist, Acta Paediatrica, 2013

'This impressive book does not only provide a systematic overview of measures for children with developmental disabilities, it also does so within the framework of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY). The latter is very helpful, as the organization within the framework of the ICF-CY will assist clinicians, researchers, and managers in health care to understand what is measured with a specific tool, and to determine which tool is most appropriate in a specific situation. In other words, the book disentangles which instrument measures which aspect of well-being of the child with a developmental disability.' Mijna Hadders-Algra, Development Medicine & Child Neurology, 2013

‘The breadth, comprehensiveness, and logical organization are profound and will help pediatric physical therapists better integrate ICF-CY measurement into their practice. The text is essential to international pediatric physical therapy practice and belongs and will become an invaluable addition to one’s resources as a pediatric therapist using ICF-based measurement. Note that this text also is impressive in the comprehensiveness of its coverage of outcome measures as well as the ICF. The authors are international experts in health and measurement and young emerging scientists within the field of child health. Thus, the utility and relevance and the potential effect this text will have across political, social, and geographic boundaries is great. This text will serve as an excellent resource for all pediatric therapists, and it will serve as a welcome addition to individuals both experienced and new to the ICF-CY.’ Carole A. Tucker, Pediatric Physical Therapy, 2014