Screening for Behavioral Developmental Problems: Issues, Obstacles, and Opportunities for Change

This paper examines issues related to screening children for developmental disabilities and problems. It examines the ways in which screening tools differ from one another and the challenges that are often faced by those working to integrate screening tools in medical practices. The paper is designed to provide states with a framework for evaluating developmental screening tools for young children so that state officials are equipped to make informed decisions and to work with pediatricians, parents, and other stakeholders in strengthening services to young children. The paper also includes summary information on 17 different tools.


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