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

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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