"Evidence-Informed Milestones for Developmental Surveillance Tools" Special Article – Pediatrics – February 8, 2022 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, funded the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to convene an expert working group to revise its developmental surveillance checklists. The goals of the group were to: identify evidence-informed milestones…Read more
New Guidance Urges Pediatricians to Avoid Certain Tests for Kids with Autism
From the AAP Council on Environmental Health The American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Environmental Health recently released guidance for clinicians and families about several clinical tests for kids with autism and other disabilities, advising that the tests have the potential to do more harm than good. The advice is featured in an article from…Read more
Should Your Practice Have an Early Childhood Development Intervention?
Review of “Primary Care Interventions for Early Childhood Development: A Systematic Review” Jenny Radesky, MD reviewing Peacock-Chambers E et al. Pediatrics 2017 Nov 14. In a NEJM Journal Watch summary, associate editor Jenny Radesky, MD, reviews “Primary Care Interventions for Early Childhood Development: A Systematic Review” from the November 14, 2017 issue of Pediatrics. The journal article offers a…Read more
Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen
"Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen" Kirsten Vitrikas, MD; Dillon Savard, MD; Merima Bucaj, DO. Recent and recommended article: “Developmental Delay: When and How to Screen” examines barriers to screening children for delays. It promotes the early and periodic use of screening tools, and incorporating ongoing developmental surveillance into the workflow of primary care…Read more