Development Assessment : Developing Their Gross Motor Skills Essay

966 Words Jun 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
Development assessment is an important process to assess children whether they are having a delay or disability in developing their gross motor skills, fine motor skills, communication skills, personal-social skills and problem solving skills. It is important because the sooner the pediatrician catch a delay or disability the sooner, the doctor can help connect the children and the parents with services, and support that make a real difference. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), development screenings should be conducted at 9, 18, 24 and 30 months (Under-referrals For Developmental Delays by Pediatricians: A Systematic Review, 2015). One of the tool that uses to assess children for their development stages is the ASQ or Ages and Stages Questionnaires. Diane Bricker, Ph.D., is key developer of the ASQ system. Jantina Clifford, Ph.D, Jill K. Dolata, M.A., CCC-SLP, Jane Farrell, M.S, Ginger Fink, M.A, Robert Hoselton, B.S, Younghee Kim, Ph.D, Kimberly Murphy, LaWanda Potter, M.S, Maura Schoen Davis, Ph.D, Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., and Suzanne Yockelson, Ph.D., are ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 Co-authors. There are influential laws and organizations have made screening a top priority such as: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to identify, locate, and evaluate all children with disabilities who are in need of early intervention or special education services. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants and…

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