The Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed a checklist for parents, pediatricians, caregivers and teachers to utilize in monitoring and tracking a…
What community providers need to know about screening.
Developmental and behavioral health screening is designed to identify problems or delays during normal childhood development. When properly applied, screening tests for developmental or behavioral problems in young children allow improved outcomes due to early implementation of treatment.
Why offer developmental and behavioral
As professionals who work with families and their children, you may be asked for resources to support families with the many issues that arise while raising children. Many times parents may turn to you for direction and advice on issues ranging from parenting support and education to discipline and behavior management. Additionally, helping families find the most appropriate resource may be further complicated by individual agency and program criteria.
Screening young children for developmental and behavioral delays and linking them to effective services can provide immediate relief to concerned families and enable providers to adapt their teaching strategies to support the development of each child.
Help Me Grow Marin County is here to help YOU connect families to local resources and support. Help Me Grow offers the following:
- Free developmental and/or behavioral screenings with an evidence-based tool.
- Connection to community resources and service agencies for families.
- Care Coordination and follow-up for families to ensure success of connection to services.
- Reports back to referring provider detailing outcomes of Help Me Grow referral
Center For Disease Control: Developmental Milestones.
Skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye-bye” are called developmental milestones. Developmental milestones are things that most children can do by a certain age.
Because children develop at their own pace, milestones are not concrete rules. We can’t know exactly when a child might learn a new skill. However, we do know that Developmental Milestones matter! From birth to age 5, your child should reach milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves.
Check or track your child’s milestones with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing.
CDC: Developmental Milestone Tracker App.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has developed a Tracker App for parents to monitor and track your child’s milestones in how he or she plays, learns, speaks, acts, and moves. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!
- Add a Child – enter personalized information about your child or multiple children
- Milestone Tracker – track your child’s developmental progress by looking for important milestones using an interactive, illustrated checklist
- Milestone Photos and Videos – know what each milestone looks like so that you can better identify them in your own child
- Tips and Activities – support your child’s development at every age
- When to Act Early – know when it’s time to “act early” and talk with your child’s doctor about developmental concerns
- Appointments – keep track of your child’s doctors’ appointments and get reminders about recommended developmental screenings
- Milestone Summary – get a summary of your child’s milestones to view, and share with or email to your child’s doctor and other important care providers
The use of this app is not a substitute for the use of validated, standardized developmental screening tools as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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The Ages and Stages Questionnaires(ASQ) screeners are sets of valid, reliable, and age-appropriate questionnaires that were developed to be filled out by the true expert…
The Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ) screeners are sets of valid, reliable, and age-appropriate questionnaires that were developed to be are filled out by the…