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ABCD can support Health Care Practices in many ways. We can:
To explore how standardized developmental screening and standardized autism screening (M-CHAT) can enhance your practice, go to the Getting Started Toolkit.
ABCD has assisted hundreds of medical practices, large and small, across Colorado. If you are interested in implementing standardized developmental screening and standardized autism screening in your practice, please contact ABCD to arrange an office visit.
ABCD supports practices in the use of two specific Standardized Developmental Screening Tools:
|Ages and Stages||Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status|
|Type||Parent Report||Parent Report|
|Age Range||2 mo - 5 yrs||Birth - 8 yrs|
|Format||30 questions; 19 questionnaires for different age intervals||10 questions; same questionnaire for all ages|
|Sample Item||Does your child stack a small block or toy on top of one another? (18-month questionnaire, Fine Motor Area)||Do you have any concerns about how your child talks and makes speech sounds? (Expressive Language and Articulation Area)|
Click here to download a more detailed chart comparing the tools (.pdf).
Click here to download a chart with information relevant to different types of practices (.pdf).
Click here to read the AAP Clinical Report published in November 2007, 'Identification and Evaluation of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders,' including the related algorithm.
Many practices ask us about the Modified Checklist for Autism (M-CHAT). It is available for free online - click here.
“I love it! After using Denver Developmental for the past 30 years, I thought there was no better tool until I began using Ages & Stages. 100% of the families I see say they love this tool so much better than Denver Development. It’s easier. It’s black and white. There are no grey areas. The scoring takes 30 seconds and gives you a clear and definite result. It’s a 21st century tool and it works!” – Colorado Family Physician
“We are doing the ASQ with every well child check under 5 years of age. I think the parents response has been 100% positive and all of the parents have been excited and cooperative to complete the form. We also have the forms in Spanish and have our translators help with any questions parents may have. The form does take some time to fill out and we are still working on the best place for the parent to fill it out (at home, in the waiting room, during the well child check in the room, etc). Overall it has been a very positive experience for both our staff and the parents.” – Colorado Family Physician