Core Outcome 3: All children will be screened early and continuously for special health care needs.
Early identification allows communities to provide children with earlier treatment or interventions that are more effective in improving delays and disabilities and less costly than special education services in later childhood. It is also an integral function of the primary care medical home, and improving the developmental screening rate is a national performance measure for the Title V MCH Block Grant program.
Browse the resources below for tools, best practices and materials to support state efforts to improve systems and services for developmental screening and early identification, and collaborations across early childhood programs.
NEW! Check out the NPM 6 Webinar: Developmental Screening Alignment on the Archived Webinars and Meeting Materials page!