Category: Pediatrician

  • Screening for Post-Partum or Maternal Depression Learning Collaborative Initial Assessment

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    Utah ABCD Project (2006) This self-administered survey for providers who participated in the Maternal Depression Learning Collaborative was designed to evaluate medical providers’ readiness to implement and integrate parental depression screening into their practice flow. The form also provides an opportunity to access follow-up technical assistance from ABCD staff.

  • Developmental Surveillance and Screening of Infants and Young Children

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    Committee on Children with Disabilities. Pediatrics 2001;108 (1);pp 192-195. This statement provides recommendations for screening infants and young children and intervening with families to identify developmental delays and disabilities. (From abstract)

  • Choosing developmental screening instruments: Scientific and pragmatic considerations

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    Dennis Drotar. (2007). PowerPoint presentation for ABCD Screening Academy Learning Session, July 2007. This presentation describes relevant scientific and pragmatic considerations in choosing developmental screening instruments. It aims to facilitate the discussion of implications for state level developmental screening.

  • Pediatric Developmental Screening: Understanding and Selecting Screening Instruments

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    (Dennis Drotar, Ph.D., Terry Stancin, Ph.D., and Paul Dworkin, M.D., 2008) This manual helps providers choose and apply the structured screening method that is most appropriate for their practice setting. The manual is based on an extensive review of scientific research on available developmental screening instruments. Part I of the manual is designed to help practitioners define their screening needs. Part II includes a series of guides that compare screening instruments with respect to clinical utility, and sensitivity and specificity in different populations and at various ages.

  • The Timing of Maternal Depressive Symptoms and Mothers’ Parenting Practices With Young Children: Implications for Pediatric Practice

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    (Kathryn Taaffe McLearn, Cynthia S. Minkovitz, Donna M. Strobino, Elisabeth Marks, and William Hou. Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. e174-e182 [doi:10.1542/peds.2005-1551]) This study sought to determine whether concurrent maternal depressive symptoms have a greater effect than earlier depressive symptoms on the emergence of maternal parenting practices at 30 to 33 months in 3 important domains of child safety, development, and discipline. (From Objective)

  • 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.