F-words Videos

My Favourite Words - English and Spanish

Produced in collaboration with Instituto Nossa Casa (Brasil) with support from the Ontario Brain Institute.


These six F-Words won’t fill up your swear jar: What do the F-Words mean to youth with impairments?

Created in partnership with Ontario youth with disabilities with funding from the Ontario Brain Institute.


F-words in Childhood Disability Awareness Video 

A three-minute awareness video co-created by families and researchers to spread awareness on the F-words in Childhood Disability.

(Time: 3 minutes)


An introduction to the six F-words in Childhood Disability 

Dr. Rosenbaum introduces the six F-words in Childhood Disability - Function, Family, Fitness, Fun, Friends, Future. 

(Time: 2 minutes)


External Videos on the F-words 


Scootering for Children and Youth is More Than Fun

This is the video abstract of the paper, "Scootering for Children and Youth Is More Than Fun: Exploration of a Feasible Approach to Improve Function and Fitness".

Scootering is fun, and it can also benefit the health and well-being of children with and without disabilities. The paper examines scootering within the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and the F-Words for Child Development frameworks. Diverse methods ranging from biomechanical motion analysis to qualitative child/family reports explore many aspects of the activity of scootering.

Wright, Marilyn PT, MSc; Twose, Donna BScKin; Gorter, Jan Willem MD, PhD Scootering for Children and Youth Is More Than Fun, Pediatric Physical Therapy: August 24, 2021 - Volume - Issue - doi: 10.1097/PEP.0000000000000829


Coordinated Service Planning & F-Words

Helen is a 12-year-old kid who loves swimming, therapeutic horseback riding, and spending time with her family. She enjoys playing outdoors and going to camp has always been one of her biggest goals. Helen’s mom, Andrea, shared how the F-words for Child Development can be used in the Coordinated Service Planning (CSP) process to set visions and goals that are meaningful to Helen and their family. The main objective of CSP is to provide a seamless and family-centred service experience. CSP connects families and professionals to co-create a Single Plan Of Care (SPOC) that will support children and youth with special needs to participate fully and achieve their goals. Service Planning Coordinators across Ontario are using the F-Words for Child Development (Function, Friends, Family, Fun, Fitness and Future) throughout the CSP process.

This video is created as part of KidsInclusive/EnfantsInclus Family Impact Film on Coordinated Service Planning – Better Together. Special thanks to Helen, Andrea, and their family for making this project possible.

Original KidsInclusive/EnfantsInclus Family Impact Film on Coordinated Service Planning – Better Together can be found here: kidsinclusive.ca/services-and-programs/coordinated-service-planning

CSP and F-words Video created by Geil Astorga, CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research

Music: Memories from bensound.com


Mahinawa Specialist School, NZ - Our Favourite F-Words

Mahinawa Specialist School and Resource Centre is a New Zealand state, specialist, co-educational school for students aged between five and twenty one years who have intellectual, physical, emotional and/or behavioural needs. Our students require and receive an integrated programme of education and therapy from a multi-disciplinary team including Speech and Language Therapy,  Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Behaviour Therapy.

In 2020 we are exploring what the F-words framework might bring to our NZ school and cultural setting: Whanaungatanga (relationships: seeking to know what whanau/family think and want);  Ako (to learn: knowing our students as individuals, using student interests to make learning relevant), Wānanga (listening to pupils and whanau about their learning).


Vicki Cavalieros, CEO, Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN), Australia 

Vicki Cavalieros discusses the F Words and how clinicians should work with individuals with cerebral palsy and their families.


Tess Karambelas, Cerebral Palsy Support Network (CPSN), Australia 

Tess Karambelas gives personal insight and advice for clinicians working with individuals with cerebral palsy.