Children with disabilities in Viet Nam
Findings of Viet Nam's national survey on people with disabilities 2016-2017
Disability among children is more difficult to assess than that among adults because children are developing over time. Particular age-appropriate activities such as mobility, cognition, communication, playing, making friends, behaving, and staying on task, can be performed with variation among children, but without necessarily being considered as an impairment. As such, it is important to use disability identification instruments that work well for children. The National Survey on People with Disabilities successfully conducted by the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam in 2016-2017 with technical assistance by UNICEF, used the Child Functioning Module developed by the Washington Group and UNICEF in 2016 to identify children with disabilities. Viet Nam is among the first countries in the world to adopt this international standard tool.