This post is the tenth in the ICF series and explores what constitutes an environmental factor. Environmental factors have an impact on all components of functioning in the ICF. They affect the experience of participation and can be either facilitators or barriers to an individual’s participation. Generally, environmental factors include:
- Medical professionals
- Equipment and bracing
- Structures & design
- Laws and policies
Don’t forget that we physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists are considered environmental factors 🙂
Next in the ICF series: Exploring the ICF-CY: What are Personal Factors?