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

  • Mekieyl

    March 13, 2023 at 4:41 am

    When approaching a parent about the developmental screening of their child, it is important to be sensitive and supportive here are some ways i would approach the conversation:

    1. Start by expressing your concern for the child’s well-being and development.
    2. Explain what developmental screening is and why it is important.
    3. Emphasize that screening is a routine part of healthcare and that it is not meant to imply that there is a problem with the child.
    4. Address any questions or concerns the parent may have and be prepared to provide information about the screening process and what it entails.
    5. Encourage the parent to participate in the screening process and to ask any questions they may have.
    6. Emphasize that early detection and intervention can have a positive impact on a child’s development and future outcomes.
    7. Offer resources and support to the parent, such as information about community services or referrals to specialists if needed.