The following international speakers, influential in the development of the ICF-CY, also presented:
- Rune Simeonsson: ICF/CY and children: Accomplishments and next steps.
- Mats Granlund: Conceptualizing change with the help of ICF-CY – is it possible?
- Eva Björck-Akesson: ICF-CY as a basis for collaborative problem solving in early childhood intervention - a focus on inclusion
This symposium is an opportunity for researchers, practitioners and policy makers to hear about diverse applications of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and to discuss, network, and share information. The Symposium includes four sessions, the first three involving 3-4 short presentations followed by a forum discussion. Two brainstorm sessions will also enliven the day. The final session will draw together common themes of the day, and there will be a group discussion of lessons learned and future directions for ICF application – whether for research, education, statistical, clinical or service use. The symposium has been organised to take advantage of three international speakers attending the International Society on Early Intervention Conference. There will be a major (but not exclusive) focus on the ICF and children’s functioning and disability, with a range of speakers from universities, research groups and organisations in Australia and overseas.
|A/Prof Jane McCormack, Helen Blake, Rune Simeonsson ("Father of the ICF-CY"), |
Prof Sharynne McLeod, A/Prof Bronwyn Hemsley
|Presenters and participants at the WHO-ICF-CY symposium|
|Professor Sharynne McLeod presenting at the symposium|