Improving the early detection of children with subtle developmental problems

Williams, Jane, and Holmes, Colin (2004) Improving the early detection of children with subtle developmental problems. Journal of Child Health Care, 8 (1). pp. 34-46.

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Abstract

This article briefly reviews the recent literature identifying the possible reasons why children with subtle developmental problems are passing through health care systems undetected. It offers some explanations as to why consequently, in many Western societies, a large number of these children are not identified by health professionals until they reach school age. Early identification is one of the challenges facing health visitors or child health nurses, and it is suggested that if they can utilize the knowledge and experience of parents, the opportunities for early identification and intervention would be dramatically improved.

Item ID: 6541
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1741-2889
Keywords: early detection; early intervention; parents; subtle developmental problems
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Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 00:59
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920205 Health Education and Promotion @ 100%
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