Online Course
Using the ICF with Cerebral Palsy
Strengthen your understanding of the universal language of the ICF-CY

1.5-2 hours





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Robin Tacchetti
Course instructor

Robin Tacchetti is a doctor of physical therapy whose work has focused on the academic and humanitarian sectors.

Yara Peterko
Course instructor
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The World Health Organization developed a comprehensive framework called the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth (ICF-CY) to provide a unified language describing the health of children. The ICF-CY was introduced as an extension of the broader ICF framework. It focuses on the unique aspects of child development and the functioning and participation of children and young people. This course introduces the components and application of the ICF-CY and walks you through a case study of a child with cerebral palsy.


This course aims to provide an overview of the ICF-CY for clinicians working with paediatric patients.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Videos
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


  • Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.
  • Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
  • Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.
  • Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.3 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify the age range for the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth (ICF-CY), its purpose and at least three applications
  • describe the key aspects of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth (ICF-CY), including domains and qualifiers
  • select an appropriate International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health - Children and Youth (ICF-CY) code for an impairment or issue identified in a case study

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Robin Tacchetti: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.

Yara Peterko: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
A good course for those who wish to expand their knowledge in ICF-CY!
Rebeca Kusasira Namayengo
Speech Therapist