An Emerging Approach for Education and Care provides a synthesis of the extensive research that has been conducted worldwide about the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth in education and care. The main purpose of the ICF is to provide a classification of functioning for adults and children with difficulties, considering their everyday lives, all the activities they perform and the environments they are embedded in, in addition to their health condition, which has been the traditional focus of Special Education provision in many countries. 

Each chapter presents an evidence-based study describing how the ICF has been used to improve the provision of services for children and young people with Special Educational Needs around the world. Moreover, each chapter is written by an expert on the ICF from a different country, thus providing an overview of how the ICF can be applied in international educational contexts with different educational and health systems and cultural backgrounds. This synthesis of world-leading research focuses on the ICF as a framework to approach assessment, intervention and classification for children and young people with SEN, whilst also providing practical examples of how it can be implemented.  

An Emerging Approach for Education and Care will be essential reading for academics, researchers and practitioners working on Special Educational Needs provision and rehabilitation. It should also be of great interest to those involved in the study of early childhood education, and for postgraduate students aspiring to work in these settings.

chapter |2 pages

Introduction A classification for functioning

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
BySusana Castro, Olympia Palikara

part I|34 pages

Theoretical foundations of the ICF

chapter 1|18 pages

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-Children and Youth

A universal resource for education and care of children
ByRune J. Simeonsson, Andrea Lee

chapter 2|14 pages

Applying ICF in education and care

ByJudith Hollenweger

part II|75 pages

Contributions of the ICF to policy on education and care

chapter 3|14 pages

The education health and care planning process in England

BySusana Castro, Olympia Palikara

chapter 4|18 pages

The use of the ICF-CY for supporting inclusive practices in education

Portuguese and Armenian experiences
ByManuela Sanches-Ferreira, Mónica Silveira-Maia, Sílvia Alves, Rune J. Simeonsson

chapter 5|14 pages

The use of the ICF-CY in special needs education in Japan

ByAkio Tokunaga, Koji Tanaka, Yutaka Sakai

chapter 6|27 pages

Development of the FUNDES-Child and its implications for the education of Taiwanese children

ByHua-Fang Liao, Ai-Wen Hwang, Lin-Ju Kang, Ya-Tzu Liao, Mats Granlund, Rune J. Simeonsson

part III|119 pages

Contribution of the ICF to education and care – applications in professional practice

chapter 7|19 pages

The ICF goes to school

Contributions to policy and practice in education
ByKirsten Ellingsen, Eda Karacul, Meng-Ting Chen, Rune J. Simeonsson

chapter 9|18 pages

ICF-CY in early childhood intervention

A step-by-step model for assessment-intervention processes
ByVera Coelho, Susana Castro, Catarina Grande, Ana Isabel Pinto

chapter 10|13 pages

“Let us be prepared, but wait and see”

The use of ICF-CY in early childhood intervention and paediatric social care in Germany and neighbouring countries
ByManfred Pretis

chapter 11|9 pages

ICF applications in health care for children with cancer in Sweden

ByLaura Darcy, Maria Björk, Mats Granlund, Karin Enskär

chapter 12|17 pages

The ICF-CY in habilitation services for children

ByMargareta Adolfsson

chapter 14|14 pages

Human rights of children with disability

Exploring the role of the ICF-CY
ByJuan Bornman

chapter |2 pages

Conclusion A compendium of worldwide applications of the ICF

BySusana Castro, Olympia Palikara