What is Developmental Screening?
We want all children to have the tools and support they need to reach their full potential. Developmental screening helps ensure children with delays have timely access to the resources they need. We provide clinicians with virtual or onsite, no-cost training to integrate developmental screening within well-child care.
Developmental screening involves parent-physician partnerships ‒ an important concept in medical homes. Early screening helps identify if supports and interventions are needed, sooner rather than later.
During developmental screenings, parents often complete a questionnaire about how their child plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves. The completed questionnaire is scored by clinic staff. Using the results, the physician and family members can discuss the child’s strengths and potential areas of need. Developmental screening is designed to open doors to supports and services that help children thrive.