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)
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.
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.
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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