Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Preparing Future Professionals To Use the ICF-CY The global call to action has been communicated from the World Health Organization (WHO), addressed to health care providers and higher education programs. The expressed need is to mobilize a workforce that is “collaborative practice-ready” (WHO, 2010, p. 7), prepared to work as members of an interprofessional team. Although the ... Article
Article  |   July 01, 2011
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Preparing Future Professionals To Use the ICF-CY
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  • Trisha Self
    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Kathy L. Coufal
    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
  • Jennifer Francois
    Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
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Article   |   July 01, 2011
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Preparing Future Professionals To Use the ICF-CY
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 68-74. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.68
SIG 1 Perspectives on Language Learning and Education, July 2011, Vol. 18, 68-74. doi:10.1044/lle18.2.68

The global call to action has been communicated from the World Health Organization (WHO), addressed to health care providers and higher education programs. The expressed need is to mobilize a workforce that is “collaborative practice-ready” (WHO, 2010, p. 7), prepared to work as members of an interprofessional team. Although the context of the WHO statement explicitly targets health care professionals, it also addresses the need for services to be contextually based and culturally appropriate and to involve the families, communities, and individuals for whom services are directed. This article will explore the key elements and mechanisms of interprofessional collaborative practice in early childhood service delivery for health care and early intervention specialists from a number of professional perspectives.

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