Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of children who receive a developmental screening
Baseline: 31.1 percent of children aged 9 through 35 months were screened for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental delays in the past 12 months, as reported in 2016-17
Target: 35.8 percent
National guidelines recommend developmental screenings at ages 9, 18, and 24 to 30 months. Health care providers do these developmental screenings to see how well children are learning, talking, moving, and interacting with others. This helps providers identify developmental problems and get children the care they need. Strategies to make sure more providers use standardized tools to screen children at regular well-child visits can help increase the proportion of children who get developmental screenings.
Workgroup: Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Workgroup