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 


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.