How your pediatric experts in Bronx, NY, can help your child
When you have a child, your child’s health is vitally important. You want your child to achieve developmental milestones. If your child is experiencing developmental delays, you need to know more about it. Your child needs a developmental delay screening from your pediatric expert.
Dr. Joice Samuel, Dr. Mirdula Sharma, and Emily Wilson PNP at Bronx Kids Pediatrics in Bronx, NY, provide a wide range of pediatric services, including screening of developmentally delayed children.
A developmental screening is an important diagnostic tool to identify developmental delays early, so treatment can begin. When your child is treated for developmental delays early, it gives your child the best chance to thrive.
So, what can you expect at a developmental delay screening?
Your pediatrician will do a comprehensive medical record review, and observe behaviors, mannerisms, cognitive abilities, emotional and physical delays, and other issues.
In addition, the screening process may include:
- Questionnaires, checklists, and surveys
- Interviews of parents, teachers, and others close to your child
After the developmental screening, your pediatrician will develop a comprehensive treatment plan designed to:
- Improve performance
- Improve behavior
- Develop life skills
Your child should have developmental and behavioral screenings at 9, 18, and 30 months. Your child will also be screened for autism at 18 and 24 months. To find out more about developmental and behavioral testing and assessment, please click here.
Developmental screenings are a vital part of your child’s healthcare. You want your child to thrive in school and beyond. If developmental delays are identified early, it gives your child the best chance to minimize the effects of developmental delays.
To find out more about what to expect at a developmental delay screening, call Dr. Joice Samuel, Dr. Mirdula Sharma, and Emily Wilson PNP at Bronx Kids Pediatrics in Bronx, NY. You can reach them in the office by calling (718) 708-4594, so call now.