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ABCD Developmental Screening

Tips for Parents: Understanding Developmental Screening (pdf)

The Oregon ABCD Steering Committee and its clinician panel developed recommendations to improve screening practices among pediatric primary care providers. The ABCD committee reviewed recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics, national experts, and nine previous ABCD pilot states. The goal of these recommendations is to increase identification of children with developmental, behavioral, and/or psychosocial delays promptly in early childhood so they will be targeted for early intervention or further evaluation.

To avoid confusion and help foster implementation in primary care, Oregon's ABCD Steering Committee established the following criteria and recommendations for the available parent-reported tools.

Links to early childhood developmental screening tools:

Links to maternal depression screening tools:

Links to family psycho-social screening tools:

Oregon ABCD Initiative