Advice to Doctors Listen to the Parents
Dr. Laroque, chief of general pediatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, describes how she incorporates parent concerns about a child's development into her own assessments of that child. She notes that parents have the greatest breadth and depth of knowledge about their child's typical social interactions.
"I always listen to the family, and even if I am reassured at that particular visit, I schedule a follow up visit..."
— Danielle Laraque, MD