Focus on Children and Adolescents with
Special Health Care Needs
This collection of selected resources offers high-quality information about children and adolescents with special health care needs. Use the tools below for further searching, or contact us for personalized assistance.
For a comprehensive list of materials and websites, review Oral Health Services for Children and Adolescents with Special Health Care Needs: A Resource Guide.
Selected Materials in the OHRC Library
Barzel R, Holt K, Isman B. Special Care: An Oral Health Professional's Guide to Serving Young Children with Special Health Care Needs. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center.
This course is designed to help oral health professionals ensure that young children with special health care needs have access to comprehensive, family-centered, and community-based services. Continuing education credits from the Indian Health Service or the American Dental Hygienists' Association will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 2012. 2007 and 2011 National Survey of Children's Health and 2009–10 National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs: Measures Pertaining to Healthy People 2020 Objectives (rev. ed.). Portland, OR: Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health. 6 pp.
This document demonstrates how the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) and the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN) can be used to establish a baseline and monitor improvement in child and adolescent health and well-being. Contents include a series of charts listing Healthy People 2020 objectives and related NSCH and NS-CSHCN measures and indicators. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry. 2011. Healthy Smiles for Autism: Oral Hygiene Tips for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Baltimore, MD: Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry. 36 pp.
This guide for parents of children with autism provides tools for teaching an oral health routine and preparing for a child's dental visit. Contents include tips and facts about oral hygiene, choosing oral health tools, toothbrushing and flossing, tips for behavior and sensory modifications, finding a dental team, visiting the dentist, and other parent resources.
National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center and Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors. 2011. Opportunities in Health Care Reform: Addressing the Oral Health of Children with Special Health Care Needs. Washington, DC: National Maternal and Child Oral Health Policy Center. 5 pp.
This brief examines provisions in the Affordable Care Act and state policy options to address the oral health of children with special health care needs. Topics include barriers to oral health care, coverage and benefits, and new and additional points of access. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
Wyoming Family 2 Family Health Information Center. 2012. Packaging Wisdom: A Family Centered Care Coordination Notebook. Buffalo, WY: Wyoming Family 2 Family Health Information Center. 86 pp.
This notebook is designed to help parents of children with special health care needs record, track, and share information with their child's health care team, child care provider, school, and family members. Contents include worksheets for recording the child's health history, including their first dental visit, and the child's dentist's contact information, specialists' recommendations, and appointment dates and times. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]
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Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors
Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
University of Washington School of Dentistry, Department of Oral Medicine
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