Module 1: An Overview of Children with Special Health Care Needs and Oral Health
Special Care- Overview of CSHCN

Module 1 Post-Test Self-Assessment

  1. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau definition of CSHCN includes which of the following?
    1. Children who have a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition.
    2. Children who are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition.
    3. Children who require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally.
    4. All of the above.

  2. Which of the following is not included in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry definition of special health care needs?
    1. Any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, health care intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs.
    2. The condition must have a financial, emotional, and physical impact on the individual with CSHCN and their family.
    3. The condition may be congenital, developmental, or acquired through disease, trauma, or environmental cause and may impose limitations in performing daily self-maintenance activities or substantial limitations in a major life activity.
    4. Health care for individuals with special needs requires specialized knowledge acquired by additional training, as well as increased awareness and attention, adaptation, and accommodative measures beyond what are considered routine.

  3. Which of the following statements is true?
    1. “Disabled” people is an example of “people first” language.
    2. “Mentally retarded children” is an example of “people first” language.
    3. People whose bodies or minds work differently should be viewed first as people and second as people with special health care needs.
    4. When referring to CSHCN, describing them by their medical diagnosis (e.g., “the epileptic child”) is acceptable.

  4. Which of the following statements is false?
    1. Children with chronic physical illnesses that limit movement or motor function face daily challenges in maintaining optimal oral health.
    2. Oral diseases may have a negative impact on the general health of children with certain systemic or developmental problems or conditions.
    3. Children who do not have the ability to understand and assume responsibility for or cooperate with preventive oral health practices may be at higher risk for systemic infections from oral diseases.
    4. None of the above.

  5. Which of the following statements is false?
    1. The rate of unmet oral health needs among CSHCN is the same as the rate for children without special health care needs.
    2. The Commission on Dental Accreditation for dental hygiene education programs and for dental education programs includes a standard stating that graduates must be competent in assessing the treatment needs of patients with special health care needs.
    3. CSHCN enrolled in Medicaid are entitled to comprehensive oral health services through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) program.
    4. The Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant requires that states budget at least 30 percent of their federal allocation to services for CSHCN.

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