Using the WHO-ICF Framework to Describe Reading Activity Problems in High-Functioning Adults With Neurological Impairments Individuals with neurological injuries complain of problems during reading activities that can limit successful participation in community-level activities. In this article, the author describes the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning (WHO-ICF) model as a way to discuss problems with reading activities sometimes noted by individuals with mild neurological ... Article
Article  |   August 01, 2012
Using the WHO-ICF Framework to Describe Reading Activity Problems in High-Functioning Adults With Neurological Impairments
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  • Gina G. Griffiths
    University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
  • Gina G. Griffiths is a doctoral candidate in communications disorders and sciences (CDS) at the University of Oregon. She coordinates a project called CampusReader, an NSF-funded project dedicated to designing and evaluating electronically delivered reading strategies for post-secondary students with cognitive impairments. She completed her master's in CDS in 1997 from Boston University.
    Gina G. Griffiths is a doctoral candidate in communications disorders and sciences (CDS) at the University of Oregon. She coordinates a project called CampusReader, an NSF-funded project dedicated to designing and evaluating electronically delivered reading strategies for post-secondary students with cognitive impairments. She completed her master's in CDS in 1997 from Boston University.×
  • Disclosure: Gina G. Griffiths has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Gina G. Griffiths has no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Article   |   August 01, 2012
Using the WHO-ICF Framework to Describe Reading Activity Problems in High-Functioning Adults With Neurological Impairments
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, August 2012, Vol. 22, 47-55. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.2.47
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, August 2012, Vol. 22, 47-55. doi:10.1044/nnsld22.2.47

Individuals with neurological injuries complain of problems during reading activities that can limit successful participation in community-level activities. In this article, the author describes the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning (WHO-ICF) model as a way to discuss problems with reading activities sometimes noted by individuals with mild neurological impairments. Ultimately, the author highlights the need to coordinate research and intervention efforts so that an intervention response can be provided within a cohesive framework for understanding the problem.

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