publication . Bachelor thesis . 2008

ICF-CY as a Tool in Elementary School : An interview study of teacher experiences and perceptions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth in their Work in Elementary School

Tulinius, Halla Kristín;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2008
  • Publisher: Mälardalens högskola, Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
AIM OF THE STUDY The aim of this study was to explore if ICF-CY can support teachers in elementary schools in their work in promoting children’s health, development and learning. A further aim was to bring forward what teachers experience as benefits and disadvantages in using the classification.   METHOD After an introduction to ICF-CY, six elementary school teachers filled in questionnaires based on ICF-CY for 94 children. In conjunction with this, the teachers were interviewed about their experiences and perceptions of the work.   RESULTS The results show that through their work with the ICF-CY questionnaires the teachers experienced an active process of refl...
Subjects
free text keywords: Children, Teachers, ICF-CY, Relationships, Disability, Assessment, Intervention, the School System, Education, Pedagogik, Disability research, Handikappsforskning, Barn
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Figure 1: Interactions between the components of ICF ..................................................... 4

Figure 2: The Practice Triangle........................................................................................ 12

Figure 3: The research model........................................................................................... 21

Figure 4: Summary of the results ..................................................................................... 45

Figure 5: The ecological system and the ICF-CY............................................................ 55

Figure 6: The results and important aspects for studies of the use of ICF-CY in

elementary schools ............................................................................................................ 69

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