International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health

Steve Simon

2004-09-10

Donald Lollar presented a seminar: "The International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)." The ICF is a framework for classifying health status that complements ICD codes. The ICF focuses on body functions and structures, activities and participation, and environmental factors. Dr. Lollar highlighted how the ICF might be used to distinguish the diverse range of functioning among children who have autism and PDD.

More details about the ICF are on the web at www3.who.int/icf/icftemplate.cfm.

You can find an earlier version of this page on my original website.