The ICF Contextual Factors related to speech-language pathology

Howe, T. (2008) The ICF Contextual Factors related to speech-language pathology. International Journal of Speech Language Pathology, 10 1&2: 27-37. doi:10.1080/14417040701774824


Author Howe, T.
Title The ICF Contextual Factors related to speech-language pathology
Journal name International Journal of Speech Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
1754-9507
Publication date 2008-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14417040701774824
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 1&2
Start page 27
End page 37
Total pages 11
Editor McLeod, Sharynne
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Language eng
Subject C1
920107 Hearing, Vision, Speech and Their Disorders
110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Abstract The World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) conceptualizes functioning and disability as a dynamic interaction between a person's health condition and their contextual factors. Contextual factors "represent the complete background of an individual's life and living" and comprise two components: Environmental Factors and Personal Factors. This review aims to: (1) discuss why contextual factors are important for speech-language pathologists to address in their clinical practice, (2) describe how environmental factors are coded in the ICF, (3) identify environmental factors that are relevant for people with communication disorders, and (4) identify personal factors that are relevant for people with communication disorders. Research on environmental factors that can influence the functioning of individuals with various communication disorders is presented, in addition to studies on personal factors that are important for speech-language pathologists to consider. The paper concludes that speech-language pathologists need to address contextual factors routinely, in order to provide a holistic approach to intervention for their clients. Furthermore, although a number of contextual factors that are relevant for people with communication disorders have been reported in the literature, more research is needed in this area.
Keyword Contextual Factors
Environmental Factors
ICF
Personal Factors
Speech-language pathology
World Health Organization
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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