One in Five Families with Children Has at Least One Child with Special Health Care Needs
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Did you know that more than one in five families has at least one child with special health care needs (SHCN) – 23% of families? Families of children/youth with SHCN typically experience greater stress, struggling to meet the needs of their child in a maze of multiple and complex systems of care. Many families find that insurance is not adequate, care coordination is ineffective, and referrals are difficult.
Dr. Richard Morse, Pediatric Neurologist from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH, addresses topics frequently asked by primary care providers. This conversation includes topics such as: Is it ADHD or Absence Seizure; Simple vs. Complex Febrile Seizures; Emergency Medications for Seizures; Medication Side Effects and Co-occurring conditions. These questions and answers have also been pulled out into individual video's on the NH Family Voices YouTube channel.