Surveillance vs. Screening
Regular surveillance is still important in addition to screenings.
During all well-child visits, the AAP recommends surveillance (or monitoring) of developmental delays by:
Other helpful CDC resources and tools related to child development data can be found at:
Developmental Screening for Healthcare Professionals
Validated screening tools are available, important, and billable.
The AAP has what you need to implement regular developmental screenings into your practice—everything from technical assistance and educational opportunities, to office workflow and billing resources. The Mississippi Thrive team is also available to provide assistance through our Practice Transformation project. Contact us with questions: 615-815-6382.
Helpful screening tools.
Filter and sort a variety of topics and categories to learn more about the many tools you have at your disposal to assist child patients in their development.
Don't wait to act.
It is important to refer children right away if needed. They often don’t just “grow out of” delays.
The Mississippi Thrive! call line can help you connect families with the right support.
For children age three and older who need developmental services, link families to Child Find which offers services and interventions for unique educational needs. These services are available at no cost to families.