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1 Identifying children´s everyday life situations using an ICF-CY perspective Social Work and Social Development 2012: Action and Impact conference Stockholm 8-12 July, 2012 Margareta Adolfsson

2 Enhanced focus on participation in intervention planning Missing Structured model to identify child participation in everyday life situations Aim of study Parents’ and professionals’ pictures of everyday life situations to be considered in intervention planning Overall goal Opportunities for children with disabilities and their parents to express opinions during intervention processes

3 I nternational C lassification of F unctioning, Disability and Health – C hildren and Y outh ICF-CY model  dimensions of functioning  multidimensional descriptions of children´s life situations  interactive  children’s functioning in relation to context “Dictionary for descriptions” – not classification of children

4 ICF-CY chapters focusing on participation Life areas 1.Learning and applying knowledge 2.General tasks and demands 3.Communication 4.Mobility 5.Self care 6.Domestic life 7.Interpersonal interactions and relationships 8.Major life areas 9.Community, social and civic life

5 Steps to identify everyday life situations Professionals’ views 297 professionals in education and early intervention services Open-ended question Questionnaire on ICF-CY categories Parent’s perspectives 7 networks of children with severe disabilities yrs 42 parents of children with or without disabilities 6-16 yrs 15 caregivers of typically developing children 3-5 yrs Interviews

6 Results Identification of everyday life situations 7 ICF-CY chapters (3-9) 2 age groups 0-6 yrs (younger), 7-17 yrs (older) 10 everyday life situations/age group Younger - developmental milestones Older - societal involvement 2 ICF-CY chapters most important Self care Major life areas Partly different perspectives parents - professionals

7 Differences parents - professionals

8 ICF-CY categories identified as everyday life situations Younger (0-6 yrs) Older (7-17 yrs) Communication, unspec.X Walking and moving aroundXX HygieneXX DressingX Eating and drinkingXX SleepingXX Household tasksXX Family relationshipsX School educationX Engagement in playXX Recreation and leisureX X Social Recreation Leisure

9 Future research Include children and youth Develop code sets, i.e. short lists of ICF-CY codes to discuss and explain participation restriction Formulate names of code sets Adaptations for different cultures

10 ICF-CY Developmental Code Sets for Children Ellingsen, K.E.& Simeonsson, R.J I.Birth to 36 months (0-2) II.Three through Five Years (3-5) III.Six through Twelve Years (6-12) IV.Thirteen through Seventeen Years (13-17)

11 References – training on the ICF/ICF-CY ICF training Beginner’s Guide Training in the ICF and ICF-CY (in Swedish) The Canadian ICF Training Course (interactive) ICF Australian user guide version 1.0 Pless & Granlund (Eds.) (2011). Handbok i att använda ICF och ICF-CY. Studentlitteratur (in Swedish)

12 Thanks! Adolfsson, M., Granlund, M., Björck-Åkesson, E., Ibragimova, N. & Pless, M. (2010). Exploring changes over time in habilitation professionals’ perceptions and applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, version for Children and Youth (ICF-CY). Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 42(7); Björck-Åkesson, E., Wilder, J., Granlund, M., Pless, M., Simeonsson, R., Adolfsson, M., et al. (2010). 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. Disability and Rehabilitation, 32(S1), S125-S138. Adolfsson M., Malmqvist, J., Pless, M. & Granlund, M. (2011). Identifying Child Functioning from an ICF-CY Perspective. Everyday Life Situations Explored in Measures of Participation. Disability and Rehabilitation. 33(13-14), pp Adolfsson, M., Granlund, M. & Pless, M. (2012). Professionals’ views of children´s everyday life situations and the relation to participation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 34 (7), Adolfsson, M. (accepted) Applying the ICF-CY to Identify Children´s Everyday Life Situations: A step towards participation-focused code sets. International Journal of Social Welfare Adolfsson, M., Björck-Åkesson, E. & Lim, C-I. (submitted). Code sets for everyday life situations of children aged 0-6: Sleeping, mealtimes, and play. A pilot study based on the ICF-CY. British Journal of Occupational Therapy


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