O2  Let’s use the same language

This open resource represents an interactive database for parents to use ICF in their (parental) context and enables professionals in school to refer to same codes and  same observation.

This tool therefore enables and provides innovative ability based descriptions of what a child is ABLE to do. Therefore it contributes to a bio-psych-social model of disability.

Methodologically the WHO quite "technocratic language of ICF" is "translated" into an easy reading parent version, following the same logic as for school professionals.

As ICF represents a complex system of 1400 codes only major heading areas (intelligence, attention, learning with objects, counting, reading...) will be addressed.

1) Existing example of easy reading version (DE, MK) will be provided (Dr. Pretis).

2) TR parent organisation checks the usability of these versions (e.g. by organising a focus group with parents) and provides feedback to the consortium.

3) In cooperation with TR partner, school psychology (AT), Dr. Pretis and Education for all (MK) existing simplified versions will be transferred: e.g. by adapting the wording: d330 communication -> My child speaks/expresses his/her needs

4) Beta versions will be piloted with parents in TR and within Phoenix (DE) and MK (focus group with parents in Stip).

5) Usability data will be fed back to the consortium to allow the finalisation of the product (an electronic  booklet will be published, which can be downloaded from the project homepage)

6) Finalised outcomes are disseminated (mainly based on parents association networks) within the overall dissemination and exploitation strategy.


Brochure ICF Version for parents

With this booklet a family friendly version of the WHO text is available for the first time. This simplified (easy- to-read) version was developed within the Erasmus+ project "A common language in school"

This family friendly version aims to overcome the rather technical language and codes proposed within the original version of WHO (2005). Together with head teachers, teacher assistants, school psychologists, medical doctors, nurses, therapists or social workers the parents can be equal partners in the "team around the family".

This booklet contains 2 parts: An easy- to -read introductory text which provides a general introduction to the ICF for parents .
The second part provides an overview of the most important ICF codes which can be used to describe the situation of a person with a health problem. These codes were translated by an international consortium and validated by users.

This download brochure is free to use for ALL interested persons.



Let's use the same Language - O2-Online Tool

Please find the O2-Online-Tool under o2.icf-school.eu .

This online tool is intended for professionals at school AND parents and integrates the . "family friendly" version of ICF..

With this online tool the situation and useful measures concnering a child can be described and documented using ICF..

The online tool is freee to use for EVERYONE. (Registration necessary!)




O2-Online Tool Manual

For he usage of the O2 online tool we recommend to read the Manual first !

The manual gives step by step instructions how to use the O2 online tool.

(NOTE: User Registration is not described!)




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