Integrating Developmental Screening Into Clinics
The goal of developmental screening, utilizing a standardized tool, is to identify developmental disorders early. Low-income children are especially at risk for poor developmental outcomes. EPSDT guidelines require developmental screening at 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months of age.
Once a clinic has determined which developmental-screening tool will be used, the next step is to incorporate this screening into the clinic’s workflow. Answering the following questions will assist in this process.
- Where will the screening tools be stored?
- Who will ensure that copies of the screening tools are available each day for parents to complete?
- When will parents be given the screening tool to complete?
- Who will score the screening tool?
- Where will the screening tool be placed after it is reviewed with the parent?
- Who will make any necessary referrals?
- Where will you store any pamphlets or other educational materials?
Page Last Updated: 09/26/2018