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Record Keeping

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HealthWiki > Disabled Village Children > Chapter 4: Examining and Evaluating the Disabled Child > Record Keeping


For a village rehabilitation worker who helps many children, writing notes or records can be important for following their progress. Also, parents of a disabled child may find that keeping simple records gives them a better sense of how their child is doing.

Sample RECORD SHEETS included in this book
1. Child history
2. Physical examination
3. Tests of nervous system
4. Factors affecting child development
5. Evaluation of progress
6. Child development chart


You can use these as a guide for getting and recording basic information. But you will want to follow with more detailed questions and examination, depending on what you find.

Sheets 1 and 2 will be useful for most disabled children. Sheets 3, 4, and 6 are for children who may have brain damage or seem slow for their age. Sheet 5 is a simple form for evaluating the progress of children 5 years old or older.


This page was updated:19 Jan 2018