Developmental Screening

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Many children with developmental delays and disorders are not identified until kindergarten entry or later. As a result, these children may miss opportunities for early intervention. Early developmental screening with appropriate referrals for follow up can help improve outcomes for these children.

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all children be screened for developmental delays and disabilities during regular well-child doctor visits at:

  • 9 months
  • 18 months
  • 24 or 30 months