The ICF for Parents (P-ICF)

Helping Parents and Families Understand Developmental Rehabilitation in Cerebral Palsy with the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) 

Why P-ICF?

Rehabilitation of a child with Cerebral Palsy (CP) is challenging, but parents want to do the best for their child. To help parents in their efforts, we have created five videos about using the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework for rehabilitation in CP. The ICF framework was created by the World Health Organisation. It helps in understanding and managing children’s (in fact everyone’s) health effectively. We hope that you find these videos valuable. We need your help to make these videos useful and available for parents and families of children with CP.

About the videos

These videos talk about two children; Paul, and Sara, who have CP, and want to attend school. Sara’s CP is more complex and has more challenges compared to Paul’s. In these videos we have tried to illustrate what Paul’s and Sara’s parents and families can do to enable them to attend school and live a meaningful life. We have five videos in two accents. The video content is the same; the only difference is the South Asian and North American accent. Please see the one you find comfortable understanding. Each video is approximately 4 minutes long. Since the concepts of ICF are related, for better understanding, we recommend that you view all the videos in sequence.

Please fill out the survey after viewing the videos for evaluation. Your honest feedback will be extremely helpful to us and other families.



P-ICF North American Accent Videos








P-ICF South Asian Accent Videos






Disclaimer:

Please note that videos above are not final. We are continuously working to improve our content, and value your feedback on how we can better tailor the information presented. Be sure to complete the survey below to provide your input on these videos and the content they cover. 

Research Team

Pranay Jindal: School of Rehabilitation Sciences and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University, PT, Ph.D. candidate. Role: Story, screenplay, direction and editing

AbdulRahman Khodr: Marketing Specialist, B.A Honours Multimedia & Economics. Role: Screenplay, Director, editor, and animator

Joy C MacDermid: Professor, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, PT, Ph.D. McMaster University. Role: story and animation editing

Peter Rosenbaum: Professor, Department of Paediatrics, and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, MD, FRCP(C), McMaster University. Role: story and animation editing

Briano Di Rezze: Assistant Professor, OT, Ph.D., School of Rehabilitation Sciences, and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, McMaster University. Role: story and animation editing

Olaf Kraus de Camargo: Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, and CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research, MD, Ph.D., FRCPC, McMaster University, McMaster University. Role: story and animation editing

Amitesh Narayan: Professor and Head, Department of Physiotherapy, Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India, PT, Ph.D. Role: International research collaborator

Voice artists: Danule and Kelly (Canadian) and Himanshu Khanna (Indian)

Acknowledgements: Edel Sequeira, Hiten Thakker and Vinod Prabu for technical support.

Funded by: American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine (AACPDM)

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