Module on Child Functioning Concept Note

Feb 7, 2017

This document provides information on the background of the Module on Child Functioning, the rationale for its development, as well as the process of rigorous testing and review undertaken to ensure validity of the questionnaire.

The Washington Group/UNICEF Module on Child Functioning, finalized in 2016, covers children between 2 and 17 years of age and assesses functional difficulties in different domains including hearing, vision, communication/comprehension, learning, mobility and emotions.

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Workshop on the Measurement of Child Disability Concept Note

Feb 11, 2015

For countries to fulfill their commitments under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as well as to inform and support the monitoring of future international development goals, there is an urgent need for countries to strengthen their capacity to collect, analyze, understand, use and disseminate data on children with disabilities in a manner that is accurate and comparable across different settings, countries, and populations. To help strengthen local capacities, UNICEF and the Washington Group on Disability Statistics  have developed a training package on the measurement of child disability.

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