Characterizing Functional Limitations in Children Using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth Version (ICF-CY) Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Mory, Jenna Lynn
    • Affiliation: School of Medicine, Department of Allied Health Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences
  • This project was designed to create and pilot test a checklist for use with populations of children that present challenges for evaluators. The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health-Children and Youth (ICF-CY) system was used to create a checklist to better characterize functional limitations in children. The checklist evaluates Body Structures and Functions, limitations in Activities and Participation resulting from speech-language difficulties, and relevant Environmental factors. Seven children with rare disorders and ten native Spanish-speaking children in Guatemala were evaluated using formal (standardized and non-standardized) tools and the pilot version of the ICF-CY based checklist. The results of testing and case studies demonstrate the clinical utility of the checklist. The main benefit of the ICF-CY checklist was identifying how children's speech-language impairments impacted their participation in daily activities. As a result, the checklist was also used to make functional treatment recommendations.
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  • "... in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in the Department of Allied Health Sciences, Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences."
  • Crais, Elizabeth
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