Transition Services for Children and Youth with Special Health-Care Needs

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Welcome to the training on Transition Services for Children and Youth with Special Health-Care Needs provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

Goals

The goal of this module is to educate Texas Health Steps providers and others about case management transition services for health care, education, employment, and social services for children, adolescents, and young adults with chronic health conditions or disabilities who are approaching preschool age or adulthood.

Target Audience

Texas Health Step providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this tutorial, you will be able to:

  1. Choose the definition of health-care transition.
  2. Indicate one of the barriers of health-care transition planning for providers working with youth who have chronic health conditions or disabilities.  
  3. Differentiate one of the functions of three health-care professionals involved in transition assistance for youth with chronic health conditions or disabilities.
  4. Identify one program to which a child leaving Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) services might transition.
  5. Indicate two of the seven self-care health and wellness life skills of youth in transition.
  6. Compare two keys to success in assisting youth with health-care transition.
  7. Interpret one of the four areas that need to be addressed in order for young adults with chronic health conditions or disabilities to live more independently.
  8. Select one way in which transition to adulthood may change health-care benefits or access to health-care benefits.
  9. Indicate a common legal issue associated with health-care transition.
  10. Given a case study, choose where to refer a youth for more transition resources and direction about education and/or employment.

All data presented in the tutorial reflect the most recent year for available data.

This module includes a pre-test, post-test, and course evaluation. You must take the pre-test before beginning the course. After completing the course, you must take a post-test and score at least 75 percent to pass. After passing the post-test and completing the course evaluation, you will be able to print a certificate of completion.


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