Navigation Links
Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
Date:6/27/2011

whether or not the pediatrician had developed their own checklist to use during well-child visits.

While more than twice as many pediatricians reported in 2009 that they were doing at least one developmental screening than in 2002, more than half still weren't participating in standardized developmental tests.

Time was probably the biggest reason that doctors gave for not doing formal developmental screenings, said Sand-Loud.

Also, some doctors may feel that they can spot any developmental problems by simply watching the child during the visit and talking to the parents, she said. "But that still misses a big portion of kids with developmental delays," Sand-Loud said.

Dr. Andrew Adesman, chief of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y., agreed. "Even though parental concerns will often help pediatricians identify most children with developmental problems, the goal of developmental screening is also to identify children with less severe, but nonetheless significant developmental delays that may not be recognized by parents or pediatricians without formal screening."

He said that he thinks more pediatricians will soon be using formal developmental screenings. Electronic medical records and recent changes in insurance company reimbursements will likely help more pediatricians add these tests to their practices, he added.

Sand-Loud said current recommendations call for developmental screening at nine, 18 and either 24 or 30 months during well-child visits.

But if parents have any concerns, they should let their pediatrician know, she said.

Parents may notice emerging issues with their children, but may "let others reassure them that it's nothing, or they may rationalize it themselves. But it's worthwhile to be proactive. Your family doctor or pediatrician is a good resource, and families should feel comfortable bringing up developmental conc
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Pediatricians Group Raps Energy and Sports Drinks for Kids
2. Pediatricians Urge Better Protection From Chemicals
3. UT Southwestern pediatricians launch landmark childrens health study
4. Pediatricians Group Backs Ban on Tanning Booth Use by Minors
5. Key role proposed for pediatricians in curbing tobacco use
6. Pediatricians Issue New Vaccination Recommendations
7. Children in areas with few pediatricians at higher risk for serious appendix ruptures
8. Pediatricians Issue New Iron Guidelines
9. Pediatricians Want to Restrict Ads for Tobacco, Booze, Viagra
10. U.S. Pediatricians Decry Medias Portrayal of Sex
11. More Than Half of Pediatricians Make Diagnostic Errors: Survey
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
(Date:10/22/2014)... During the Western United States’ worst ... dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water is proving resistant to ... lowest mountain snow pack on record in 2014, remain ... autumn.* That was the observation of journalist-hikers Art Bernstein ... Southern Oregon,” during an interview with water advocate Sharon ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Losing Weight Your ... industry is staring you in the face, it certainly can ... not do your body an extra favor by doing it ... tempting crash diets. Instead, listen to your body, exercise regularly, ... Exercise is essential to losing weight; you need to exercise ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of Blue ... over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is a ... related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet technology. ... Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a Gerson ... is a management and technology consulting firm focused solely ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , TUESDAY, Oct. 21, ... (IVF) are only about half as likely as white women ... research indicates, and the racial disparity persists even when donor ... of white patients became pregnant after IVF, compared to about ... IVF cycles over two years to tease out the impact ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... By Maureen Salamon ... -- A crucial part of conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF) ... can instead take place in a device inside the vagina, ... Colombia contend that the device, called an INVOcell, might sharply ... could also make the technology more accessible to those who ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4Health News:ReductionGuruMD Presents Ways to Improve Your Weight Loss Results 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 2Health News:Black Women Fare Worse With Fertility Treatments, Study Says 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 2Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 3Health News:Experimental Infertility Treatment Seems Effective, Cheaper 4
... Sept. 13 Arrow International,Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRO ) ... today on the WHITE proxy card for its planned ... to re-elect the Arrow Board of,Directors, who are committed ... of Arrow common stock to shareholders once the,merger is ...
... VILLAGE, Calif., Sept. 13 Hackensack,University Medical ... located,in Hackensack, N.J., and affiliated with The ... Jersey Medical School, is the first hospital ... experience in all,four service areas: inpatient, outpatient, ...
... The Century Foundation with support from The Commonwealth,Fund, and AARP, NEW YORK, Sept. 13 ... Blogging Live from "Business and National Health Care ... TCF Fellow Maggie Mahar, author of Money-Driven Medicine: ... So Much (Harper/Collins ...
... founder of,Manifestingtruth.com, has been amazing people from all over ... Course." This,powerful course was channeled through Anna by her ... hope for people from all walks of,life. "I ... met ... as I listened to you,and started taking ...
... treatments for sensory disorders in which people experience the ... MIT researchers report that they have identified the gene ... whose eyes on the sides of their heads provide ... Now researchers from the Picower Institute for Learning and ...
... 13 The following was,released today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:, WHO: ... Jay E. Berkelhamer, M.D., F.A.A.P., President, ... Daniel Schneider, J.D., Acting ... for Children and Families ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 2Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 3Health News:Arrow International Sends Letter Reminding Shareholders to Vote White Proxy Card in Support of Teleflex Merger and Election of Current Board of Directors 4Health News:J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as First Hospital to Achieve Distinction for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience in All Four Service Areas 2Health News:J.D. Power and Associates Reports: Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized as First Hospital to Achieve Distinction for Providing an Outstanding Inpatient Experience in All Four Service Areas 3Health News:TCF Fellow Maggie Mahar to Blog Live from Business and National Health Care Reform Conference 2Health News:TCF Fellow Maggie Mahar to Blog Live from Business and National Health Care Reform Conference 3Health News:Spiritual Healer/Psychic-Medium Reaches International Status! 2Health News:MIT IDs binocular vision gene 2Health News:Acting Surgeon General Announces National Initiatives to Protect Children by Reducing Exposure to Secondhand Smoke 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014 InVivo Therapeutics Holdings ... is revolutionizing spinal cord injury (SCI) treatment ... shown to outperform in tissue regrowth in the spinal ... Made from an FDA approved polymer, the scaffold ultimately ... harmless to the human body. NVIV has recently attracted ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... YORK , Oct. 22, 2014 Provectus ... dermatology therapies. PV-10, its novel investigational drug for cancer, ... potential for systemic side effects. Its oncology focus is ... Provectus has completed phase 2 trials of PV-10 as ... a topical treatment for atopic dermatitis and psoriasis. ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SHANGHAI , Oct. 22, 2014   ... and WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ... comprehensive genomic profiling to biopharmaceutical companies conducting clinical trials ... Under the terms of the collaboration, Foundation Medicine will ... of Foundation Medicine,s FoundationOne® assay at the WuXi Genome ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2InVivo Therapeutics Analyst Coverage Initiated: Analyst Report by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 3Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Looks at the Asian Markets: Analyst Coverage by Small Cap Traders 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 2Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 3Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 4Foundation Medicine and WuXi PharmaTech Announce Strategic Collaboration to Offer Best-in-Class Comprehensive Genomic Profiling in China 5
... LA JOLLA, Calif. , April 28 ... industry speakers and open registration for its Wireless Health Commercialization ... part of the 5th annual WLSA Convergence Summit, a three-day ... creating value and improving health through wireless communications technologies. The ...
... The biopharma mega-mergers that grabbed headlines last year - Roche + Genentech, ... critical post-integration period and the acquiring companies are finding out how well ... verdicts, but clearly one M&A issue that continues to create problems for ... , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Thought Leaders Shaping the Emerging Wireless Life Science Space to Share Vision and Insights at WLSA Convergence Summit 2Thought Leaders Shaping the Emerging Wireless Life Science Space to Share Vision and Insights at WLSA Convergence Summit 3Thought Leaders Shaping the Emerging Wireless Life Science Space to Share Vision and Insights at WLSA Convergence Summit 4Bio-Pharma Industry Experts Deliver M&A Value Through Integration Excellence 2Bio-Pharma Industry Experts Deliver M&A Value Through Integration Excellence 3
Non-dissolvable Herrick Lacrimal Plugs provide long-term lacrimal occlusion through partial blockage of the horizontal canaliculus....
10 (mm) smooth platform; Serrated handle in stainless steel....
... first digital solution designed specifically for cardiologists ... outside cardiology. From the server core to ... combined expertise in both cine film and ... work the way they want, wherever they ...
... Medison SonoAce 9900 is ... based ultrasound system, with ... is DICOM compatible, designed ... general imaging, obstetrics, gynecology, ...
Medicine Products: