Developmental Checkups for All Children: Three Good Choices for Practices and Providers
Developmental and Behavioral News
Volume 18, Issue 13
Every young child needs regular developmental checkups. Quick, easy developmental screening picks up problems before they become obvious or have a chance to fester and grow. It also opens the door to intervention early on, when it can do the most good.
Early intervention works. And the sooner a possible problem is spotted and effectively addressed, the sooner the child will reap the benefits. Developmental screening tools alert providers to areas of a child’s development – from movement and mental health to language and learning – where they need to take a closer look and follow up with assessment, diagnosis, services, and treatment.
Dunkle, M., Hill, J. (2009). Developmental Checkups for All Children: Three Good Choices for Practices and Providers. Developmental and Behavioral News, 18(13).
Newsletter published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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