HOW does she move? Pulling the ICF-CY Together by Describing Motor Function.


Ivan is always on the move, always running from here to there. He never walks slowly, never slows down.  Moving quickly and never standing still can represent difficulty with static balance.

How does a person move?  What is the quality? Do they have habitual postures, asymmetrical positions,  particular movement patterns?  In this discussion relating to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability & Health- Children & Youth (ICF-CY), we explore an added domain of Posture and Movement (otherwise known as Motor Functions).  As discussed in a previous post, this is an addition to the traditional ICF-CY made by the Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association.  This domain highlights common postures and movement patterns that run through many activities.  Continue reading “HOW does she move? Pulling the ICF-CY Together by Describing Motor Function.”

What Does the NDTA Enablement Model Add to the ICF?

In this post I will continue to discuss the framework of the ICF.  However, hoping not to confuse things,  today I am going to briefly talk about NDTA interpretation of the ICF -which is called the NDTA Enablement Model.  This model  adds one category: POSTURE, ALIGNMENT AND MOVEMENT.    This  answers the question of how a child moves.  If you are passionate about alignment and quality of movement, you are going to love thinking about what to put into this section.

Continue reading “What Does the NDTA Enablement Model Add to the ICF?”