Reply To: How to approach a parent about developmental screening of their child?

  • lalitha

    May 16, 2024 at 5:17 am

    Be open to trying a parent’s suggestions. Reassure parents that you will support them and their child. Explain the role and importance of early identification and intervention for developmental concerns. Be honest but kind. Give parents accurate information in a nonjudgmental way, such as, “Based on the developmental checklist we completed, your child is not meeting his/her developmental milestones” or “Your child seems to be learning in a different way.” Be open to trying a parent’s suggestions.

    Parents need to understand the developmental screening identifies because the children at risk for cognitive, motor, communication, or social-emotional delays. These delays may interfere with expected growth, learning, and development.