Testing a Model for Developmental Assessment of At-Risk Children

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Identifying developmental delays in young children early and providing appropriate interventions can lead to better long-term cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes. Currently, children suspected of having problems may wait up to two years before receiving diagnostic evaluations and subsequent treatment. For this project, investigators will test the feasibility and cost of a standardized protocol, administered by a team of nurse practitioners and social workers, to perform developmental assessments more efficiently. In turn, the protocol will expedite children's receipt of needed services. The model should be of great interest to child health care providers, parents, special educators, and public and private health care agencies and organizations as a means to improve access to developmental services while reducing costs. The Greenville Hospital System will provide in-kind support.

Grant Details

Grantee Organization:
Greenville Hospital System
Principal Investigator:
Desmond Kelly, M.B., Ch.B.
Award Amount:
$114,199.00
Approval Date:
April 12, 2005

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