Nurturing healthy childhood development.
By partnering with Help Me Grow WNY, you can implement a proven development screening program into your practice.
The importance of screening tools.
As a medical professional, you can play a pivotal role in a child’s overall well-being – including identifying developmental challenges. In fact, The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that all infants and young children be screened for delays as a regular part of their ongoing healthcare.
Studies show that pediatricians using a standardized screening tool identify 70–80% of children with developmental disabilities. In contrast, doctors who rely solely on clinical judgment detect fewer than 30% of children with developmental disabilities.
By combining your hands-on experience with proven screening tools, we can deploy early intervention solutions and keep more children on the path to healthy development.
Why Utilize Ages & Stages Questionnaires® for screening.
Help Me Grow WNY recommends Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ®) because the screening system has been validated by nearly 40 years of research, and the scoring is based on CDC development milestones.
> Accurate – Psychometric studies have demonstrated that ASQ is highly accurate
in identifying children with developmental delays with excellent sensitivity and specificity.
> Comprehensive Review – Content has been reviewed by experts in the fields of psychology, psychiatry, education, early childhood development, pediatrics, nursing, and mental health.
> Age and culturally appropriate – Questionnaires have been tested with a diverse sample of young children and parents.
As a medical professional, you can work with Help Me Grow WNY and promote developmental screenings in several ways.
Encourage parents and caregivers to screen their children.
You can refer patients to the Help Me Grow WNY website to take a free, confidential ASQ screening. If the parent/caregiver chooses, the results can be shared with your office. Screenings are available online, or by phone call or texting through our Centralized Access Point (CAP) at 716-760-GROW.
Become a Help Me Grow WNY Partner.
By partnering with us, you can easily implement ASQ screenings into your clinical workflow while gaining access to training, data governance, and technical assistance.
For more information on partnership opportunities, contact Danielle Galenski, HMGWNY Assistant Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make a referral.
If a family would like to learn more about the screening process or early childhood development and resources, you can refer them to be contacted by the CAP using the form below.