Children with Special Health Care Needs Screener©

The tool considers special health care needs from the perspective of health consequences, such as the use of medication, rather than from specific medical diagnoses, such as asthma. The five consequences considered by the tool are:


  • Use or need of prescription medication.

  • Above average use or need of medical, mental health or educational services.

  • Functional limitations compared with others of the same age.

  • Use or need of specialized therapies (OT, PT, speech, etc.).

  • Treatment or counseling for emotional or developmental problems.


All Ages


Available in English 

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