When to Tell Parents of Your Concerns and Refer for an Assessment

Video Summary

Dr. Forletti, a pediatrican, discusses how he decides when to tell parents that they should take their child to either Early Intervention and/or a developmental pediatrian for further evaluation. Dr. Forletti describes how he combines both clinical judgment with the use of standardized questionnaires to guide his decision. He also describes the risks of the "wait and see" approach, and shares how he supports parents who are hesitant to seek further evaluation of their child.

"I usually draw a line at some point. The child will be assessed at this point. We usually have a very low threshold for the assessment, so if a child is not speaking, that's important..."
— Damian Forletti, MD

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