Visual Function Classification System
for children with Cerebral Palsy
The Visual Function Classification System is a valid and reliable 5-level classification system of visual functioning for children with Cerebral Palsy.
It describes the use of visual abilities in daily life, focusing on activity and participation.
Similar to the other classifications of activity in children with CP (GMFCS, MACS, CFCS, and EDACS), the VFCS is not intended to be used
as an assessment tool, and does not explain the underlying factors contributing to the level of visual functioning shown by the child.
Working Group and publication
The VFCS working group, lead by Dr. Giovanni Baranello, published the development and validation work in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology in June 2019
Translations from English into other languages
A number of groups around the World have expressed interest in translating the VFCS.
The translations based on specific guidelines, including back translations and pre-testing, are in progress in the following languages
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