Assessing Children with Special Health Care Needs Perceptions of Health Care
Children with special health care needs (CSHCN)are a vulnerable population with complex medical needs requiring many different services. The purpose of this research was to assess children with special health care needs perceptions of their health care experiences. Child-centered data collection methods enhanced the participants’ expression of health care perceptions. This research offers child life specialists evidence based yet practical assessment strategies for this vulnerable population.