The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY
) was developed by WHO and it observes a person not only in terms of disability and handicap but also in terms of their interaction with the environment, and as part of UNICEF's study a questionnaire has been developed in terms of defining the degree of disability ie children's handicap.
Si arriva nel 2003 all'individuazione della versione pediatrica del modello dell'International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY) (22) che ha valorizzato la partecipazione e la qualita di vita globale, riconoscendo il carattere multidimensionale ed interattivo delle varie componenti (funzioni e strutture, attivita e partecipazione e fattori contestuali) del funzionamento del bambino e dimostrandosi coerente con il modello di cura centrato sulla famiglia (16).
La piU importante novita apportata nel 2006 e stato l'inserimento degli interventi fisioterapici ri/abilitativi nei contesti naturali di vita quotidiana del neonato/bambino/adolescente, in conformita con l'indirizzo ICF-CY (22).
The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health--Child and Youth version (ICF-CY) is part of the group of international classifications and was based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health published by the World Health Organization in 2001.
The purpose of this study was to use the ICF-CY in recording hearing and language development of children during their first year of life in a basic healthcare attention unit.
In the field of Disabilities, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (5), and its version for children and youth (ICF-CY) (6), are a milestone in the discussion of participation, in that they relate participation to the social perspective of functionality and conditions it to contextual factors.
The initial marker was the 2007 ICF-CY publication as a conceptual model to understand the participation of children and adolescents.
The World Health Organization  provides a conceptual framework in the form of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health: Children and Youth (ICF-CY
) Version in terms of which children's participation can be explored.
Viewing these prerequisite skills through the International Classification of Function--Children and Youth version (ICF-CY
) can help categorize these skills for measurement and comparison (World Health Organization [WHO], 2007).
, or ICF version for Children and Youth, is particularly useful for clinicians to understand functioning in children and youths and facilitate the identification of potential interventions (Lollar & Simeonsson, 2005; Simeonsson et al., 2003).
Quoting Lea Hyvarinen (2010), who works in many countries worldwide: The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health, Children & Youth Version (ICF-CY
2007) stresses the assessment of visual functioning rather than the measurement of a few visual functions such as visual acuity and visual field, which are used for surveys of visual impairment but are insufficient for the type of assessment required to guide rehabilitation and education (p.
To respond to specific issues relating to children with disabilities, WHO recently published the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health for Children and Youth (ICF-CY
), which aims to support reporting on the characteristics of child development, environmental factors that affect child development, and developmental delays (WHO 2007).