F-words Publications

Publications 

Soper, A. K., Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2020). Knowledge translation strategies to support service providers' implementation of the "F-words in Childhood Disability". Disability and rehabilitation, 1–7. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2020.1729873

Soper, A. K., Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2020). Service Providers' Perspectives on Using the 'F-Words in Childhood Disability': An International Survey. Physical & occupational therapy in pediatrics, 40(5), 534–545. https://doi.org/10.1080/01942638.2020.1726551

Soper, A. K., Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2019). Exploring the international uptake of the "F-words in childhood disability": A citation analysis. Child, Care Health and Development, 1-18. doi: 10.1111/cch.12680. ​​

Soper, A. K., Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J. W. (2019). The F-words Citation Analysis Infographic.  

Gorter, J.W. (2019). Zes favoriete woorden (‘F-Words’) in de kinderrevalidatie. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Revalidatiegeneeskunde. February issue, 3 - 6.

Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P.,  Grahovac, D.,  Brocklehurst, J., Kay, D., Baptiste, S., Gorter, J.W. (2018). A Web-Based Knowledge Translation Resource for Families and Service Providers (The “F-Words” in Childhood Disability Knowledge Hub): Developmental and Pilot Evaluation Study. DOI: 10.2196/rehab.10439

Cross, A., Rosenbaum, P., Grahovac, D., Kay, D., & Gorter, J.W. (2015). Knowledge mobilization to spread awareness of the ‘F-words’ in Childhood Disability: Lessons from a family-researcher partnership. Child: Care, Health and Development, 41(6), 947-953. DOI: 10.1111/CCH.12249

Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J.W. (2014) Las ‘Palabras-F’ en discapacidad infantil: Juro que asi es como deberiamos pensar! Revista Colombiana de Medicina Fisica y Rehabilitation, 24(1), 16 – 26. (Translation: Giraldo-Prieto, M., & Camden, C)

Rosenbaum, P., & Gorter, J.W. (2011). The ‘F-words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think! Child: Care, Health and Development, 38(4), 457 – 463. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2214.2011.01338.x

F-Words Presentations

Since 2011, we have given over 100 presentations on the F-words around the world. Many of the presentations have been invited speaker talks/workshops. Many of the presentations have also been co-presented with youth, parents, and clinicians (identified with a red tag). Please take a moment to explore how the F-words have taken flight around the world through this interactive map. By clicking on the tags you will find information on each presentation including: the presenter(s), type of presentation, title of presentation, date, and location. If you are interested in learning more about the F-words presentations/workshops, please contact Andrea Cross at crossac@mcmaster.ca.

Conference Presentation Posters

Kt strategies

Knowledge Translation Strategies to Support Service Providers’ Implementation of the ‘F-words in Childhood Disability’

Soper, Cross, Rosenbaum, Gorter

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Exploring the international uptake of the 'F-words in Childhood Disability': A Citation Analysis​
Soper, Cross, Rosenbaum, Gorter

Fwords agreement

The F-Words in Childhood Disability: A Rights-Based Values Statement for Children, Families and Service Providers
Kay, Rosenbaum, Gorter, Kolehmainen & Camden

F words ktjourney

The F-words in Childhood Disability: Embracing Opportunities for Knowledge Translation
Cross, RosenbaumGrahovac, Kay, BaptisteGorter

Fwords valuesstatement

The F-words in Childhood Disability: A Values Statement for Children, Families and Service Providers
Kay, Rosenbaum, Gorter, Kolehmainen & Camden

Fwords swimming

Splashing through the 'F-words': Exploring the aquatic environment for disabled children
Cross, RosenbaumGorter & Schneider

Fwords video

A Family-Researcher Partnership: Working together to spread awareness on the 'F-words' in Childhood Disability
Cross, Rosenbaum, GrahovacKayGorter

Deirdre talty poster for pds conference dec 2017 (1)

Progressing Children’s Disability Services: The “F-words” in Action - Clare DCD Sports Group​
Deidre Talty

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Translation of the 'F-Words' Tools and the ICF Framework with the 'F-Words' into Brazilian Portuguese

Beatriz Helena Brugnaro, Ana Carolina de Campos, Nelci Adriana Cicuto Ferreira Rocha

What are other people saying about the F-words?

Online News Articles:

Dr. Jonathan Weiss & Paula Tablon Modica wrote an article on the F-words titled Supporting the Mental Health of Autistic Individuals during COVID-19 Times Part 3 in the Autism Mental Health blog. (May 5 2020)

TVO.org explains the F-words in an article by Daniel Kitts titled What are the ‘F-words’ of childhood disability? (Feb 18, 2020)

The Children’s Treatment Network highlights the F-words in the News and Stories section of their website titled The 6 F-words for Childhood Disability Framework (Nov 18 2019)

FASD Ontario highlights the F-words in a post on their website titled F-words in Childhood Neurodisability in the Support/Service section on their website. (July 3 2019)

Our Sacred Breath provides a summary of The 'F-words' in Childhood Disability: I Swear this is How we Should Think!  by  P. Rosenbaum and J. W. Gorter. (June 30 2019)

SeekFreaks utilizes the F-words as a resource in a 2019 update of recognizing ICF words. (June 19 2019)

McMaster University wrote an article on the F-words titled Helping children with disabilities make the transition to adulthood written by Tina Depko (Feb 5 2019)

The Cerebral Palsy Society promotes the use of the F-words in a post they shared on their website titled F-words in Childhood Disability. (Mar 27 2018)

The Sunday Times highlights the F-words in an article by Kumudini Hettiarachchi, titled “Changing lives with the all-important F-words” (January 29 2017)

Dr. Fiona Jones (Occupational Therapist), Australia wrote an article on the F-words, titled "The six 'F's' of therapy planning for your child" on the Source Kids website (August 15 2016)

Your Therapy Source highlights the F-words article on their blog titled F-words in Childhood Disability (December 23 2015)

Renee Ellis, Occupational Therapist provides an article review on the "F-words in Childhood Disability" in the ASD Connector, Child & Parent Resource Institute (September 2015, pg. 7)

Hamilton Spectator article on the F-words written by Rachael Williams, titled "CanChild focuses on the F-words" (June 28 2014)

CP Daily Living highlights the F-words in the Patient-Professional Communication section of their website, titled "Creating balance using the “Five ‘F’s in Childhood Disability" (January 15 2014)

Rehab & Community Care Medicine highlights the work of CanChild and Dr. Peter Rosenbaum in an article titled "Childhood Disability: What’s new in the 21st Century?" (Fall, 2013, pg. 37)

McMaster Children’s Hospital highlights The F-words in Childhood Disability in the CDRP Communicator (Fall 2013)

Diane Kay (F-words Parent Researcher) writes about the F-words in the Holland Bloorview Bloom Magazine, titled "Has your doctor heard about these F-words?" (March 4 2013)

Globe and Mail article written by Tralee Pearce titled "Mastering motor skills with a little mischief." Includes an interview with Dr. Peter Rosenbaum and an introduction to the F-words (0ctober 25 2012)

United Cerebral Palsy highlights the F-words in an article titled "Priorities in Cerebral Palsy Research" (June 2012)


Online Blog Posts: 

Mallory Ryan, Director of Quality & Improvement for Dance Ability Movement and Chelsea Hand highlights the F-words in a  "Frequently Asked Questions" post on their website. (March 17 2020)

Donna Thomson (Parent & Disability Activist), Ontario, Canada wrote a blog post on her blog The Caregivers' Living Room, which highlighted the F-words, titled A Cool Tool For Balancing Caregiving With...LIFE (Feb 23 2020)

Rachel Martens writes story highlighting the F-words in the Disability Stories section of the website (Dec 14 2019)

Shannon Briggs provided an article review on “The ‘F-Words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think!” in her blog the SLP Corner. (September 30 2019)

Patient Empowerment Network highlights the F-words in a blog post titled “F-words in Rare Disease” written by Rachel Martens. (June 17 2019)

Connie Johnson (Physical Therapist) mentions the F-words in a blog post she wrote titled “Teens with Cerebral Palsy Benefit from Treadmill Gait Training – A Case Story” (March 18 2019)

JoAnne Mosel (Child-Bright Patient-Partner) wrote about the F-words in a testimonial titled “Still Transitioning” on their blog. (Feb 19 2019)

A blog post highlighting the F-words titled "F-words in Childhood Disability" was posted on Illinois Lend website. (Dec 20, 2017)

Alison Morse wrote a blog post on Easter Seals Kids at School titled "The F-Words and Individual Education Plans" (February 7, 2019)

Ellie Barton (Physiotherapist), UK wrote a blog post on Children’s Physio Blogger titled “F-Words Paper – The ‘F-words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think” (April 4 2017)

Alicia Manzanas García (Physiotherapist), Spain wrote a blog post on Efisio Pediatric titled “Las sexta palabra de las F-Words,” translated as “The sixth word of the F-words” (February 24 2017)

Jessica Geboers (Patient & Disability Advocate), Ontario, Canada wrote a blog post titled “Six F-Words: Some New, Positive, F-Words To Keep In Mind” (November 11 2016)

Jennifer Johannesen (Author & Healthcare Advisor), Ontario, Canada wrote a blog post on her blog, which highlighted the F-words, titled “What could be better than patient-centred care? Here are a few examples” (October 24 2016)

Donna Thomson (Parent & Disability Activist), Ontario, Canada wrote a blog post on her blog The Caregivers' Living Room, which highlighted the F-words, titled “The Talk Disability Parents Want With Doctors” (September 3 2016)

Julie Brocklehurst (Parent-Researcher), Newfoundland, Canada blogs on the F-words on her Tiptoeing Through webpage

         "The ‘F-words’ in Childhood Disability" (August 31 2016) 

          "F-words!" (July 20 2014) 

         "CP in Motion" (May 21 2014)

Emily Hayles (Physiotherapist), Australia wrote a blog post on the Move and Play Paediatric Therapy website titled “F-words in Childhood Disability” (May 25 2016)

Deepa Bajracharya (Physiotherapist), Nepal wrote a blog post on Pediatric Rehabilitation Nepal webpage titled “Disability, Nepal and F-words” (May 28 2015)

Lotta Kauhanen (Physiotherapist), Finland wrote a blog post on Terveyttä Tieteestä titled “F-words in Rehabilitation - News from the International Rehabilitation Congress" (May 12 2015)

Anika William Shewitt, Ontario, Canada wrote a blog post on The Share Space – Resources for families of children with special needs titled “Future Planning: F-words in Childhood Disability” (March 27 2013)