Approach to Take When Parents Show Concern for Their Child
Dr. Forletti discusses how he talks with parents who are concerned about their child's development. Dr. Forletti discusses how pediatricians can both investigate and validate early parent concerns without jumping to a premature diagnosis.
"There are times where parents are concerned, and I'm not. For example, if a child is very young, I'm talking about under a year of age, and has some behaviors which are kind of out of the ordinary, I'll tell a parent at that point, "Let's wait. Let's see.""
— Damian Forletti, MD