Visual Function Classification System 

for children with Cerebral Palsy

VFCS

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

Supplements include the VFCS levels decision chart and distinction between levels

 

 

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

Danish
Dutch
French
Georgian
German
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Russian
Sinhala and Tamil
Spanish
Turkish
Ukrainian

 Want to contribute?

Click here to download the translations guidelines

Contact us via email pisasmilelab@fsm.unipi.it if you are interested in translating into additional languages.

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