Modules

Learning Objectives

  • Define the term “children with special health care needs.”
  • Discuss the concept of “people first” language.
  • Give two examples of health conditions that may impact the oral health of children with special health care needs and two examples of oral diseases that may impact their overall health.
  • List two potential barriers to, and two opportunities for, the delivery and financing of oral health care to children with special health care needs.

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

Overview

Module 1 provides definitions of “children with special health care needs,” recommendations for preferred terminology, and information about this population’s general health and oral health. The module concludes with a discussion of some potential barriers to, and some opportunities for, the delivery and financing of oral health care for children with special health care needs.

Picture of clockTime Needed to Complete this Module:
Approximately 20 minutes