Our Impact: Professionals - Early ID

Our Impact: Professionals - Early ID
Our Impact: Professionals - Early ID

Professionals in Alameda County:

Chart - Providers Trained

Over 25% of children 0-5 in Alameda County have a healthcare provider who is trained in developmental screening by First 5 Alameda County.

More Professionals are Screening Children: The Significance

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends developmental screening at well-child visits to increase early identification. Help Me Grow has been working with pediatricians to support effective use of the Age and Stages Questionnaires and the Ages and Stages Questionnaire-Social Emotional, which are validated screening tools.

Our Results:

  • 38 medical practices have providers who attended an early Identification training provided by First 5 Alameda County. These providers serve 30,000 Alameda County children ages 0 to 5.

  • 455 children were screened in 2011-2012 in seven early care and education programs. ECE Providers received training in supporting parent-completed developmental screening through First 5 Alameda County's Help Me Grow program.

What professionals are learning:

“I definitely think we’re able to focus more on certain developmental or behavior delays with the ASQ.  It helps also to open up the conversation with parents a little more.  We obviously ask questions regarding development at all the well-child visits but having a formalized questionnaire really helps and the parents seem to really like going through the questions with us."

-Pediatric provider trained in developmental screening



For more info contact: first5alamedacounty@first5ecc.org