Classification systems of communication for use in epidemiological surveillance of children with cerebral palsy
Daniel Virella, Lindsay Pennington, Guro L Andersen, Maria da Graça Andrada, Andra Greitane, Kate Himmelmann, Audrone Prasauskiene, Gija Rackauskaite, Javier De La Cruz, Allan Colver and On Behalf of Surveillance of Cerebral Palsy in Europe Network
Article first published online: 14 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1111/dmcn.12866
What this paper adds
- Viking Speech Scale (VSS) is valid to document speech intelligibility for cerebral palsy (CP) registers.
- Functional Communication Classification System (FCCS) and Communication Function Classification System (CFCS) are valid to document communication for CP registers.
- Parents and professionals found FCCS and CFCS more difficult to use than the VSS.