Children's Advocacy Centers of North Dakota
200 E. Main Street #301 * Bismarck, ND 58501
701-323-5626 *
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Medical Exam and Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical examinations of those with special needs will take longer than an average exam.  Allow 1.5 to 2 hours for the examination process.  Individuals with special needs need additional time for communication and processing the information. 


Remember you do not have to know everything about all disabilities to be able to work with children with disabilities.  They are all unique individuals.


Gathering Information

  • Call ahead and interview parents/caregivers
  • Request picture and or video of client to help prepare for individual’s arrival
  • Be flexible



  • Lower lighting
  • Slower process
  • Introduce self when entering room
  • Equipment – check for appropriateness for individual’s needs. Dolls for demonstration purposes of the process
    • Examination table (table low enough)
    • Lift



  • Permission to touch prior to and during examination
  • Aide comprehension
  • Address the individual