An introduction to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) for speech-language pathology: Its past, present and future

Ma, E., Threats, T. and Worrall, L. (2008) An introduction to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) for speech-language pathology: Its past, present and future. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 10 1&2: 2-8. doi:10.1080/14417040701772612


Author Ma, E.
Threats, T.
Worrall, L.
Title An introduction to the international classification of functioning, disability and health (ICF) for speech-language pathology: Its past, present and future
Journal name International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1754-9515
1754-9507
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14417040701772612
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 1&2
Start page 2
End page 8
Total pages 7
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 This paper provides a context for the remainder of this special issue on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and speech-language pathology. It describes the ICF-its past, present and future in relation to the discipline of speech-language pathology. The history of the ICF is presented outlining the characteristics of previous versions of the ICF. In particular the changes to the terminology are described. The current status of the ICF is then depicted, with an emphasis on how the ICF has been operationalized in areas that affect speech-language pathology. The final section summarizes three challenges related to the application of the ICF in speech-language pathology: quickening its translation into clinical practice, developing better agreement on specific classifications relevant to the profession, and finally achieving a full roll out of the broad scope of the ICF in the profession.
Keyword Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Linguistics
Rehabilitation
Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology
Linguistics
Rehabilitation
AUDIOLOGY & SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
REHABILITATION, SCI
REHABILITATION, SSCI
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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