Developmental Screening. Robyn Smith Department of Physiotherapy UFS 2012. Learning objectives. Following this theme the learner must be able to: Define developmental screening Describe the screening process Define a child at risk Identify risk factors in a patient history.
Department of Physiotherapy
Following this theme the learner must be able to:
Physiotherapists involved in early intervention services need to be knowledgeable about:
Parent who are concerned child is not reaching their milestones
& identification risk
Hands off approach
A good assessment is essential in determining the cause and extent of the problem !
Only then can one discuss the implications with a parent
Often cannot avoid internal factors
Often factors that can be avoided or altered
Functional abilities for age & growth for age need be examined for his corrected age
ICF : impairment, activity and participation limitations need to be indentified
High risk infant /child
Discharge once child not longer at risk of problems
Discharge once milestones have caught up
No current developmental
If delays are later identified intervene
Suggested as a guideline to be followed:
What do I do with a child who I have surveyed and who by the 2 years does not show any signs of developmental delay or has caught up on his milestones?
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6701564/Approach-to-a-Child-With-a-Neurodevelopmental-Disablity. Retrieved on 27 August 2009