• Primary Medical Provider Toolboxes

    The Clinician Toolboxes that are featured on this site contain information for primary care providers interested in promoting the use of structured developmental screening in their office practices. Each toolbox contains information about key activities related to developmental screening such as a discussion of screening tools, coding and reimbursement, and practice guidelines*. 


    *1 The initial scan was completed by Anita Berry MSN, CNP/APN, Director of Healthy Steps for Young Children Program and Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC) for Advocate Health Care, Illinois. The clinical review panel included: Ruth Allen, EPSDT Director, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics; Paula Duncan, M.D., Youth Health Director, VCHIP, Clinical Professor of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont; Marian Earls, M.D., FAAP, Medical Director, Guilford Child Health, Inc.; Glenace Edwall, Psy.D, Ph.D, Director, Children’s Mental Health Division, Minnesota Department of Human Services; Alfred Healy, M.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Iowa College of Medicine; Quentin Humberd, M.D., President, Tennessee Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics; Penny Knapp, M.D., Medical Director, Children’s Services, California Department of Mental Health; Paul, Lipkin, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Director, Center for Development and Learning, Kennedy Krieger Institute; Chuck Norlin, M.D., Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine; Ed Schor, M.D., Vice President, The Commonwealth Fund, Deborah Usry, Developmental Services Coordinator, Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The toolboxes were selected based on a scan of available toolboxes by a pediatric nurse practitioner and reviewed by a workgroup of clinicians with expertise in the area of child development. Each was reviewed for focus, covered topics, strengths and weaknesses, comprehensiveness, and ease of use. All toolboxes aim to assist practices in the use of objective, validated screening tools and processes