SCOR for Children with Special Health Care Needs

SCOR for Children with Special Health Care Needs

The Special Care Organizational Record for Children With Special Health Care Needs (SCOR) is specifically designed as an organizing tool for parents. It is intended to help track and organize your child’s information to make it easier for someone to care for your child in your absence. 

The SCOR can be used to capture a variety of information, including your child’s birth history, likes and dislikes, medical and educational information, insurance, and step-by-step action plans in case of an emergency. While the SCOR is organized into different sections, you are encouraged to reorganize it to accommodate your needs.

Please note that while the SCOR provides instructions for the care and keeping of your child, it is not legally binding in any way. It also contains private information such as Social Security numbers, medical history/information, and insurance information. To maintain your family’s privacy, keep your SCOR in a safe place.

The SCOR is available in Adobe Acrobat format, allowing you to type information directly into the forms. If you do not have your information readily available, save the SCOR and update it later or print the forms you need and fill them out by hand.

What is the SCOR for Children With Special Health Care Needs?

The SCOR is an organizing tool for families who have children with special health care needs. It is designed to help you keep track of relevant information regarding your child’s health and care in the event that you are unable to provide the care yourself.

How can the SCOR help you?

In the process of caring for your child with special health needs, information and paperwork must be readily accessible. The SCOR will help you organize this information and make it easier for you to quickly find what you need. It will also make it easier for you to share key information with your child’s care providers.

Use the SCOR to:

  • Track changes in your child’s medicines or treatments
  • List telephone numbers for healthcare providers and community organizations
  • Prepare for appointments
  • File information about your child’s health history
  • Share new information with your child’s primary doctor, public health or school nurse, daycare staff, and others caring for your child

Some helpful hints for using your child’s SCOR:

  • Keep the SCOR where it is easy to find so it will always be on hand when you need it.
  • Be mindful that the SCOR contains private information and should be kept in a safe place.
  • Keep the SCOR as up-to-date as possible. Add new information to the SCOR whenever there is a change in your child’s treatment.
  • Bring the SCOR with you to appointments and hospital visits so that the information you need will be close at hand.

Click below to download and start using the SCOR for your child.

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