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

  • Kiley Kaye

    December 18, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Good ways to speak with parents about these difficult subjects is to get input from another coworker before approaching them to come up with a sort of script to minimize any upset that might be caused. Good documentation of your own observations regarding the child will be paramount for backing up your input, but also for informing the parents and a medical doctor with as much information as possible to come up with a plan of action. It is best to have a list of local resources to connect the parents to the next steps for treatment. Everything is to be kept confidential, and only necessary parties may be involved in this process.