The ICF: a framework for setting goals for children with speech impairment

Sharynne McLeod, Ken Bleile

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The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (World Health Organization, 2001) is proposed as a framework for integrative goal setting for children with speech impairment. The ICF incorporates both impairment and social factors to consider when selecting appropriate goals to bring about change in the lives of children with speech impairment. Speechlanguage therapists and teachers can work together not only to provide direct intervention with the child, but also to work in partnership with the child's family, friends, school and society.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)199-219
Number of pages21
JournalChild Language Teaching and Therapy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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