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

  • Alison

    November 21, 2023 at 10:03 pm

    <div>I would make sure the family has a copy of the developmental screening tool, possibly before meeting with them to give them time to look it over. Whenever I have to discuss a sensitive subject with parents, I would always start with something good about their child. Maybe their child is kind to others or remembers to put things away when finished. Then I would tell them about a challenge we are having. Maybe there is a developmental red flag for large motor movement. I would let them know that this is what I’m observing in their child and ask if they have noticed it at home. If they are receptive to the information then we could talk about some options for helping the child. Most of all, I would let the parents know how much I love their child and that I am available if they need to talk.</div>