Health & Medical Assessments

Health & Medical

 

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Transition Timelines for Children & Adolescents

The “Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities/Delays” and “Transition Timeline for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Illness/Physical Disabilities” 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. The two brochures are combined into a single printable document. The Transition Timelines document is available online.

Note: 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.

 

What is Health Care Transition

The website Got Transition offers a webpage of resources and links for students with disabilities who are in the process of getting ready for health care as an adult. Got Transition’s What is Health Care Transition is available online.

 

Transition Checklists

Developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), the “Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers” 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. Download the Transition Checklist for Parents & Caregivers (PDF).

The “Transition Checklist for Teens” is about the skills teens need to learn to take care of their health when they become adults. Download the Transition Checklist for Teens (PDF).

 

Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care (Currently Under Construction)

Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care is a web section of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) website that will offer resources for health and medical issues students will face as they transition to adulthood. Transitioning Youth to Adult Health Care will be available online.

 

Got Transition

Developed by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau and The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health, Got Transition is a website that 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 with guidance that students can use to determine their healthcare readiness. This section can also be translated to Spanish. The website Got Transition is available online.

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Specific Disability-Related

 

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American College of Physicians Toolkits to Facilitate Health Care Transitions

The American College of Physicians published disease-specific tools for young adults in transition to help them successfully achieve optimal self-care. These tools contain a transition readiness assessment for pediatric clinicians, a medical summary and transfer record, and a self-care assessment for adult clinicians. The Pediatric to Adult Care Transitions Toolkit” and other resources are available online.

 

Engage Transition Toolkit (Mental Health Needs)

The “Engage Transition Toolkit” is a 41-page booklet to help students with mental health issues and their families discuss and assess their readiness to transition from school to adult life. Engaging the Next Generation to Achieve Their Goals through Empowerment or ENGAGE is an initiative of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA). Download the Engage Transition Toolkit (PDF).

 

National Deaf Center: Transition Resources

The National Dead Center on Postsecondary Outcomes (NDC) is a technical assistance and dissemination center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) to support postsecondary outcomes for individuals who are deaf, deafblind, deafdisabled, hard of hearing, or late deafened. The center offers a continually expanding library of resources available to help students with deafness or hearing impairments successfully prepare for post-secondary transition. The library of resources are available online.

This page was updated December 3, 2019

Portable Medical Summaries

 

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Portable Medical Survey

Developed by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), the “Portable Medical Survey” can be filled out and used with students as a practical one-page, front and back, resource that outlines health issues and needs. It can be used as a tool to prompt discussion concerning self-advocacy and awareness-building of present health issues with the student and and other appropriate parties. Download the Portable Medical Survey (PDF).

 

Developing a Portable Medical Summary

Developed by the HIE Help Center, this webpage offers a wealth of information regarding developing a portable medical summary that a person carries with them and provides to all of their medical practitioners. Health care transition planning resources and examples of portable medical summaries are also available. The page with active links can also be downloaded to share. The webpage Developing a Portable Medical Summary is available online.

 

 

 

 

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Health & Medical Assessments by Name

 

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