Implementing Developmental Screening in your Practice

 

Parents expect their doctor to identify developmental and behavioral problems early and accurately. By integrating standardized screening into your practice, you can better meet this expectation.

Formalized, evidence-based screening detects far more delays than surveillance alone. Developmental screening and appropriate referral are critical for school readiness and lifelong health.

Luckily, there are a wide range of developmental screens to utilize at your practice; however, with so many options, it may be overwhelming to choose what is best! We have compiled helpful resources to understand, choose, and order the many developmental screening tools available.

Understanding and Choosing Tools

The following resources detail available screening tools and compare them to help you make the best choice for your practice.

Developmental Screening Tools:

Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

SWYC (Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children)

Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)

Bright Futures

Priority Issues

Champions

Liz Moore and the Rauch Foundation Write Brief About Docs for Tots’ Work.

We wanted to share with all of you a brief that was written by Liz Moore for the Rauch Foundation. “Minding the Gaps. How One Doctor-Led Nonprofit is Strengthening The Safety Net For Long Island Children” highlights our achievements

Latest News

Liz Moore and the Rauch Foundation Write Brief About Docs for Tots’ Work.

We wanted to share with all of you a brief that was written by Liz Moore for the Rauch Foundation. “Minding the Gaps. How . . .
Read More

Dr. Isakson addresses Help Me Grow-Long Island

Did you see Docs for Tots’ Executive Director, Liz Isakson’s post on the New York AAP Chapter 2 blog? In her post titled, Help Me . . .
Read More

Board Certified Physicians Participating in the Docs for Tots’ “Well Moms, Well Tots” Program to Receive Credit for Quality and Practice Improvement Activities

NEW YORK– August 7, 2017 – The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that Docs for Tots has joined ABMS’ Multi-Specialty Portfolio . . .
Read More

Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate