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F-Words in Childhood Disability

27 Mar 2018

Function: refers to what people do – how things are done is not what is important; synonyms include ‘role’, ‘job’, ‘task’, etc. (for children, ‘play’ is their ‘work’)


Family: represents the essential ‘environment’ of all children


Fitness: refers to how children stay physically active, including exercise and other recreational opportunities


Fun: includes particular activities children are involved in or enjoy participating in


Friends: refers to the friendships established with peers; social development is an essential aspect of personhood


Future: is what child development is all about; it refers to parents and children’s expectations and dreams for their future