Our Impact: Professionals - Early ID
Professionals in Alameda County:
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.
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
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