ICF and its potential uses in the NDIS
The ICF and its potential uses in the NDIS
A technical paper of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Australia Interest Group (ICF-AIG)
This paper has been prepared by members of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Australia Interest Group (ICF-AIG):
- To inform the program of work and associated co-design activities towards development of a new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) person-centred assessment model.
- To set out the role and value of the ICF in the context of potentially developing new and valid approaches for assessment and outcome measurement for NDIS participants.
- To articulate principles to guide the use of the ICF in developing a new person-centred assessment model, including developing and evaluating possible assessment tools.
Access the report here:
The ICF and its potential uses in the NDIS (pdf)
This document originated in discussions of the ICF Australia Interest Group. Nicola Fortune and Ros Madden took the lead in drafting the document with contributions and endorsement from other ICF-AIG members who volunteered to be involved.
Nicola Fortune, PhD, Research Fellow NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney
Ros Madden AM, PhD, Honorary Research Fellow Centre for Disability Research and Policy, WHO CC for Strengthening Rehabilitation Capacity in Health Systems, The University of Sydney
With ICF-AIG contributors (in alphabetical order):
Bruce Bonyhady AM, Professor, Executive Chair & Director, Melbourne Disability Institute, The University of Melbourne
Georgia Burn, Affiliate with The University of Melbourne and Scope (Australia) Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC)
Sayne Dalton, PhD, APD, Senior Policy Officer, Dietitians Australia
Lauren Jones, PhD, Lauren Jones Consulting (Classification Development, Health Information Management).
Gordon Duff, PhD Candidate & Postgraduate Research Scholarship Recipient, Centre for Disability Studies, Workstream Lead, Disability Services, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney
Syeda Zakia Hossein, Associate Professor, The University of Sydney
Christine Imms, Apex Australia Chair of Neurodevelopment and Disability, Director, Healthy Trajectories Child and Youth Disability Research Hub, Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne.
David Kellett, B.Med, FAFRM (RACP), PhD, Senior Staff Specialist, Hunter New England Local Health District
Richard Madden AM, Honorary Professor, Sydney School of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Trevor Parmenter AM, Professor Emeritus, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Catherine Sykes, MCSP, MSc Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Disability Research and Policy, The University of Sydney