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CPERL Engages in Knowledge Exchange at ICF Turkey Conference

Mary and Ivana

CPERL goes global at the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health Turkey (ICF-TR)!

The ICF-TR held a congress, “Use of ICF in Different Sectors”, which called on the expertise of participants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines to share how they engage with the ICF and to exchange new information with each other. Team members Mary and Ivana joined this congress to present on CPERL's prior and ongoing work classifying children's participation and family of related concepts using the Participation and Environment Measure (PEM) approach. A series of four efforts by our team to undertake this work were introduced, each involving secondary analyses of narrative data on caregiver strategies as collected using a PEM assessment and mapped to multiple frameworks, including the ICF-CY. Taken together, results indicated that the PEM approach to assessment consistently yields a full range of relevant data on caregiver strategies to promote children’s participation in valued activities, across diverse child characteristics (age, diagnosis) and setting of interest (home, daycare/preschool, and community).

Ivana shares: I am incredibly grateful to Mary for giving me the opportunity to co-present with her for this international conference. Through this experience, I was able to better understand  the progression of CPERL's past projects and how my work continues the effort towards caregiver strategy classification with PEM assessments. For being my first time presenting my honors capstone findings, I was thoroughly excited to prepare the slides and represent our work to a broad audience of scholars, practitioners, and other experts. Despite the 5:30 am call time, this opportunity only rejuvenated me towards finishing the last stretch of my capstone project!

Mary shares: It was a great experience inviting Ivana into this opportunity. We had fun preparing the abstract and slides in lab together, and then waking up super early to co-present on it and engage in knowledge exchange with an international group committed to diverse ICF applications in this local context. Ivana did a great job of nesting select portions of her contributions to share, and she presented it in a clear, concise, and curious manner so as to engage our audience that morning and prompt for follow-up dialogue with attendees and organizers.