Health & Medical Assessments

Transition Timelines for Children & Adolescents: Two Resources

Two resources are available to monitor and assess student progress via considerations. These are such as “Parent and Child Interactions that Encourage Independence,” “Supports and Services to Consider,” and “Programs” ranging from birth to 22 years of age. Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays and Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilities (PDF) can be used to monitor and assess student progress via considerations such as “Parent and Child Interactions that Encourage Independence,” “Supports and Services to Consider,” and “Programs” ranging from birth to 22 years of age.

These resources were adapted from the Adolescent Health Transition Project sponsored by the Children with Special Health Care Needs Program, Washington State Department of Health and the Clinical Training Unit, University of Washington, 1995. Based on a model developed by Dr. Stephen L. Kinsman, Kennedy Krieger Institute.

Download Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays (PDF). Download Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilities (PDF) is available for download. PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

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Your Health Priorities Tool

The website Your Health Priorities Tool offers a concise checklist that students with or without assistance may complete online, print, and take to their doctor appointment.

This resource was developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

This is Health Care Transition

This is Health Care Transition is 30-minute video for teenage students. The video addresses the changes students will face in regards to transitioning from pediatricians to other healthcare providers as well as other issues regarding health care transition. This is a very good introductory resource video for students capable of watching this video alone or with adult guidance. The content is non-childlike or condescending. There is also a link to the script of the video.

The “Additional Information” link provides additional information about health care transition for teens. Although some of the resources are Florida-specific, many of the topics, issues, and strategies are universal.

This informational video was developed by the Health Care Transition Initiative at the University of Florida.

This is Health Care Transition playlist is available on YouTube.

 

Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers

The Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers (PDF) identifies issues and creates a greater understanding of the skills and abilities that will help children transition into adulthood, starting at age 13, in regards to health care, doctor visits, and medical and health management.

This resource was developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP). PDF files can be accessed with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software.

 

Resources & Tools for Families

The Resources & Tools for Families website offers over a dozen one-to-two page handouts that discuss a variety of topics concerning student health and medical issues students will face as they transition to adulthood. Included are transition checklists, timelines, guardianship considerations, understanding insurance, filling prescriptions, working with doctors, a portable medical summary sheet, and more. Although the specific provider information (where applicable) focused on Illinois, the topics and discussion points presented on the fliers are largely universal and good “starting points” concerning the health-related issues students face in transitioning to adulthood.

This resource was developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP).

 

Got Transition

Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies for health professionals and youth and families. The “Youth and Families” section has a number of assessments students can use (with guidance) to determine their health care readiness linked as attachments under several of the questions in the “Health Care Transition FAQs” section. This section can also be translated to Spanish.

This resource was developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health.

 


Updated July 5, 2017