Category: Making the Case

  • Identifying Infants and Young Children with Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening

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    The Council on Children With Disabilities, Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Bright Futures Steering Committee, Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Project Advisory Committee (Pediatrics, June 2007, Volume 118, Issue 1). This American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement recommends that developmental surveillance be performed at every preventive visit and that a screening tool should be administered at 9-,18-, and 24- or 30-month visits and for those children whose surveillance yields concerns about delayed or disordered development.

  • From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development

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    Jack Shonkoff and Deborah Phillips. (Washington, DC: National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, 2000). This book presents important conclusions about nature-versus-nurture, the impact of being born into a working family, the effect of politics on programs for children, the costs and benefits of intervention, and other issues. The committee issues a series of challenges to decision makers regarding the quality of child care, issues of racial and ethnic diversity, the integration of children’s cognitive and emotional development, and more. (From overview)

  • Early Intervention for Infants & Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families: Participants, Services, and Outcomes

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    Kathleen Hebbeler et al. (U.S. Office of Special Education Programs and SRI International, January 2007). Final Report of the National Early Intervention Longitudinal Study (NEILS). This report from the 10-year NEILS summarizes key findings from the study and notes their implications for policy, practice, and additional research. This report finds that children with developmental problems are in poorer health. (From website)