"Research shows that clinical judgment detects fewer than 30% of children who have mental retardation, learning disabilities, language impairments, and other developmental disabilities. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Children with Disabilities recommends that pediatricians use validated screening tools at each health supervision visit.
Many pediatricians find it difficult to comply with this recommendation because of minimal reimbursement, young patients’ limited compliance with requests to stack blocks or answer questions, time constraints, and concerns about the accuracy and length of well-known screening tools. Finally, children who are at environmental risk for developmental delays and subsequent school failure due to poverty, limited parental education, and similar risk factors do not always receive health supervision visits. Accordingly, they are unavailable at times when pediatricians typically are most vigilant in their search for developmental problems."
Early Detection of Developmental and Behavioral Problems
Pediatrics in Review, August 2000, VOLUME 21 / ISSUE 8
An Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Would you like a brief in-service on how to refer your patients to the most appropriate academic, diagnostic, and financial community resources for the best outcomes and plan of care compliance?
Would you like to receive an updated DFW resource manual designed for bilingual patients and patients with low income (i.e. providers that accept Medicaid/MCO) so that you or your referral coordinator can make appropriate referrals with ease?
Would you like your patient to have a FREE speech, language, and hearing screening BEFORE sending faxes with orders and clinicals?
After screening your patient, we will send you the results and make the proper referrals to ECI and the school district for you.
Would you like us to come to your clinic one day a month and provide free speech and hearing screenings to your at risk patients and provide you with immediate results?
Would you like handouts to provide to patients with "red flags" or handouts regarding processes regarding school based referrals and contacts and school based parent trainings?
Do you have a suggestion on how we can save you time while improving quality of care?
Are you looking for a speech, language, and feeding provider that cares more about patient care and advocacy than just running up patient census to make money?
Do you have an undocumented patient or a patient without insurance that needs service coordination and community resources?
If so, contact us or have your patients contact us. We can help and would love to hear from you.
Physicians, we would love the opportunity to show you how our team goes above and beyond in assuring your patient receives high quality linguistically and culturally appropriate care using efficient and evidence based practices. That goes beyond the treatment session and includes looking at family needs as a whole, coordination with school based services when needed, community advocacy, and very interactive parent training. We don't just "talk" about doing it, we take "action". We appreciate the opportunity to gain your trust and work as a team to improve the quality of life of families and children with disabilities and communications disorders.
We offer FREE speech, language, and hearing screenings BEFORE referring at risk patients for a full evaluation
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Please fax the referral form to 972-499-1334 along with clinical documentation supporting a concern needing speech, language, or feeding therapy