This accessible handbook introduces the World Health Organisation’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) to professionals working with children with disabilities and their families.
It contains an overview of the elements of the ICF but focusses on practical applications, including how the ICF framework can be used with children, families and carers to formulate health and management goals.
The Appendices contain case studies for individuals and interdisciplinary teams to work through and discuss, alongside other resources, and a copy of an ICF code set for children and youth is available to download online (see Further Material).
- The first practical manual of the ICF
- Rich in case examples
- Great workbook for team development using the ICF as a common language
From the Introduction by Peter Rosenbaum:
‘From time to time in the field of healthcare, an exciting new development emerges to challenge and potentially transform thinking and behaviour. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and its framework is undoubtedly one of these transformative resources and is increasingly widely used in the field of childhood disability.’
Clinicians and paediatricians in neurodisability, service providers in neurodisability, community-based health professionals, and the families of children with disabilities.
Video About the Book
Watch Peter Rosenbaum discuss the book with Bernard Dan, Editor-in-Chief of Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology:
Original Title: Die ICF-CY in der Praxis
by Olaf Kraus de Camargo and Liane Simon
Copyright 2013 by Hogrefe AG; www.hogrefe.ch
2nd Edition Copyright 2017
A Practical Guide from Mac Keith Press
Appendix 6: ICF Code Sets for Children and Youth are FREE to download as a PDF with every book purchase.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for free access if you have purchased the book from another book seller.
Chapter 1: The ICF and the Biopsychosocial Model of Health: From “Disease” to “Health
Olaf Kraus de Camargo
Chapter 2: The Concept of ‘Functioning’
Hillegonda A. Stallinga
Chapter 3: Personal Factors in Clinical Practice and Public Health
Olaf Kraus de Camargo
Chapter 4: Marriage between the ICF and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): How
Good is the Relationship?
Gabriel M. Ronen
Chapter 5: The ICF in Clinical Practice: Case Scenarios and Exercises
Liane Simon and Olaf Kraus de Camargo
Chapter 6: The Development of Effective Health and Social Care Teams: ICF as the Glue!
Stefanus Snyman, Liane Simon and Olaf Kraus de Camargo
Chapter 7: The ICF: Themes and Tools for Health Professionals’ Education
Olaf Kraus de Camargo and Stefanus Snyman
Chapter 8: ICF Informing Administration, Policy and Advocacy
Olaf Kraus de Camargo and Jaclyn Pederson
Chapter 9: The ICF from the Parent Perspective
Chapter 10: Opportunities for Future Developments of the ICF: Challenges and Suggested
Olaf Kraus de Camargo
1. Case Examples and Exercises
2. Team Development: Phases, Dysfunctional Groups
3. F-Words Goal Sheet
4. ICF Discharge/Referral Form
5. ICF Framework (blank)
6. ICF Code Sets (Children and Youth) to be available to download online
7. Useful Links and Additional Resources
'This succinct book of less than 200 pages offers both commentary and instruction on the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF),1 focussing on its use with children and young people and their families. In a clear and easy to read style, the authors encourage individuals using the ICF to engage in shared decision making (without getting into the issues of measurement and coding).This book sets the ICF in context and encourages its wise and ethical use for the benefit of people with disabilities.'
Catherine Sykes, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 2020
'Readers of this book will find the text extremely accessible without unnecessary jargon and with practical presentations of the framework’s applications. This, I believe, will provide an improved understanding of ICF and its use by practitioners and researchers in the field of APA. As such, I found this book a much welcome and refreshing approach to the ICF. The publication of this book is timely, as the ICF was recently updated by merging the children and youth version of the model with the main version, as well as the recent addition of the core sets and checklists. The insights from the book are rich with practical examples and exercises in the seven appendices at the end of the book. Together these make this a great pedagogical tool to examine current practices of the ICF with some questions to test knowledge gained from each chapter. It has great insights into the ontology, philosophy, theory, and utility of the ICF. Through this knowledge, practitioners and researchers in APA can share a common language when it comes to a systems approach to promoting physical activity.'
Kwok Ng, Human Kinetics, 2020