Speech is pivotal to human functioning and underpins access to educational and vocational opportunities. Working with children can be enhanced by considering each child in his or her milieu and placing importance on the child's activity and participation within society. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001) is a holistic biopsychosocial framework that can be applied to the consideration of children’s speech acquisition. The components of the ICF are, Body Functions and Structures, Activities and Participation, Environmental Factors, and Personal Factors.
|Title of host publication||The international guide to speech acquisition|
|Place of Publication||Clifton Park, NY, USA|
|Publisher||Thomson Delmar Learning|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2007|