Practices can benefit from technical assistance when developing and effectively implementing a developmental screening program. You might wish to consider the following sources of technical assistance when implementing a screening program in your practice.
|Technical Assistance||Screening Implications|
|Do you have access to a pediatric psychologist or developmental behavioral pediatrician in your community?||Consider obtaining consultation to help select instruments to train your staff and implement the screening program.|
|Do you know of pediatric practices or pediatric residency programs in your community that are conducting developmental screening using a specific instrument?||Consider contacting these practices or residency programs about their experiences and recommendations.|
|Does your state's early and periodic screening, diagnosis and treatment (EPSDT) program use a developmental screening instrument?||Consider contacting relevant state-level professionals about their experiences and recommendations in developmental screening.|
|Does your state's AAP chapter offer technical assistance for developmental screening?||Consider obtaining technical assistance from your state's AAP chapter.|
|Have you chosen a specific developmental screening instrument?||Consider obtaining training and technical assistance from the test developer.|