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

  • Haley

    December 10, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    This can be a very sensitive topic to bring up with a parent. This is where observation and documenting can be very helpful. When bringing up your concerns with a parent, I would make sure you bring up some positives about their child as well. Then refer to your documentation so that you can say, “I noticed on Wednesday when we did this work….child did not…..” so that they have a specific time and activity where you saw a red flag. Never tell a parent they need to do anything but you could say, it never hurts to have (so and so) check them out and make sure everything is okay and let them know you also want the best for the child and for them to succeed.