In their profession, pediatricians monitor childrens' physical, mental, and social development.  At right are resources to assist pediatricians.

Information for Pediatricians

 

This section of the site includes details for health care providers, including information on screening tools and free educational materials to give to patients.

 

Healthcare Provider Resource Kit
The free Healthcare Provider Resource Kit contains informational cards and stand, fact sheets, posters, and a growth chart

 

Milestone Checklists
You can print out milestone checklists for parents to complete. You can give this to a parent before their child's next well-child exam visit; they can bring it back filled out to use as a discussion guide for reviewing their child's development.

 

Developmental Screening
Information on developmental screening especially for health care providers from CDC.  Includes facts, how to incorporate screening into your practice, research, interventions, and more.

 

M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers)
Download the M-CHAT, instructions and permissions for use, scoring instructions, and follow-up interview by clicking on the links below. The follow-up interview is designed to reduce the false positive rate (meaning children who fail the M-CHAT but are not likely to have an autism spectrum disorder).

 

Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Detailed information on signs and symptoms so pediatricians can recognize and assess ASDs in their patients from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

 

Guidelines and Recommendations
Find guidelines and recommendations related to developmental screening, developmental delays, and autism.

 

Developmental Screening/Testing Coding 

This fact sheet for primary care pediatricians provides guidance on how to appropriately report limited and extended developmental screening and testing services from American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

 

Autism Information
Information from CDC on autism, including information on research being conducted by CDC, other federal agencies, and states, in addition to resources and activities for children to help them learn about autism.

 

Caring for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Resource Toolkit for Clinicians
A clinical resource to assist in the recognition, evaluation, and ongoing management of autism spectrum disorders throughout the patient's lifespan from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).