Pediatric Life Care Plan Goals


  • Understand the unique and critical information on needs for children with special needs 
  • Addresses clinical, legal, and financial aspects of chronic illness and disability
  • Include information from physicians and therapists to synthesize with information from attorneys
  • Consider life expectancy  legal and financial aspects, assistive technology and other specialized needs for children  
  • Understand and consider normal growth and development of children 
  • Consider psychosocial and cognitive development 
  • Include social and family factors, funding sources, and ethics issues 
  • Involve pediatric care managers and life care planners, vocational rehabilitation experts and other specialists in the analysis
  • Consider a wide range of chronic health conditions and disabilities, including traumatic injuries (spina cord and neurological) 
  • Understand the forensic considerations involved in life care planning for legal cases