Tag Archive: early intervention

Apr 22 2019

Parents Pair Up With Urban Families to Ease Early Intervention Access

By Barb Drosey

James Guevara, MD, MPH, a passionate advocate for kids’ health and well-being, greets visitors with a warm smile and soft voice. A founding member of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and senior fellow at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Public Health Initiatives, Dr. Guevara wants to help families connect with early intervention (EI) services to help children experiencing developmental delays get the best start in life.

“The earlier children access EI services, the easier it is to ameliorate developmental delays so, by the time they start kindergarten, they are on a more level playing field with their peers,” Dr. Guevara said.

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Oct 22 2015

Universal Autism Screening in Young Children Under Question

Young Girl Being Held By Female Pediatric DoctorMany parents and clinicians are in a bind between conflicting recommendations about autism. Newly issued recommendations by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPTSF) suggest that current evidence is not strong enough to justify universal screening for the condition in young children.

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Jul 21 2014

Putting a Dollar Amount to Autism Pays Off

autismAutism spectrum disorders have an enormous price tag, and experts at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are hoping that all those dollar signs add up to increased attention on new research and more coordinated ways to support patients with autism throughout adulthood.

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Jan 13 2013

PolicyLab Studies Underscore Childhood Developmental Screening

childhood developmental screeningBy underscoring the importance of standardized childhood developmental screening and communication between clinicians and caregivers, two new studies from CHOP’s PolicyLab can help physicians and families better support children with developmental disorders.

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