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Visit HealthyChildren.org, the AAP Web site for parents and consumers, for parent appropriate information on many of the topics listed below.

Policy Statements, Clinical Reports, and Technical Reports

Shared Decision-Making and Children with Disabilities: Pathways to Consensus
PEDIATRICS, May 2017. Adams, Levy, and the COCWD.
HealthyChildren.org Article: Involving Your Child in the Decision-Making Process: AAP Report Explained.

AAP News Article: Report is guide to shared decision-making when child has a disability

Pain Assessment and Treatment in Children with Significant Impairment of the Central Nervous System​
PEDIATRICS. May 2017. Hauer, Houtrow, the Section on Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the COCWD.

AAP News Article: Identifying, treating pain in children with neurological impairment

Recognition and Management of Medical Complexity
PEDIATRICS, Dec 16 (Clinical Report); Kuo, Houtrow, and the COCWD
AAP News: Report calls for doctors, payers, policymakers to meet needs of the medically complex

Out-of-Home Placement for Children and Adolescents With Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Oct 14 (Clinical Report); Friedman, Kalichman, and the COCWD; Addendum, Care Options for Children and Adolescents With Disabilities and Medical Complexity, PEDIATRICS, Dec 16
AAP News: Out-of-home placement for children with disabilities

The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for Children With Special Educational Needs
PEDIATRICS, Dec 15; (Clinical Report); Lipkin, Okamoto, the COCWD, and the Council on School Health
AAP News: New clinical report a primer on IDEA for pediatricians

Supporting the Health Care Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood in the Medical Home
PEDIATRICS, Jul 2011; Reaffirmed: Nov 15; (Clinical Report); AAP, American Academy of Family Physicians, and American College of Physicians, Transitions Clinical Report Authoring Group (COCWD lead AAP group)
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Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for Children and Youth with Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Dec 09; Reaffirmed: Feb 15 (Policy Statement); COCWD
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Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth With Spina Bifida
PEDIATRICS, Dec 11; Reaffirmed: Feb 15 (Clinical Report); Burke, Liptak, and the COCWD
AAP News: New clinical report is a tool to guide pediatricians in providing family-centered care for children with spina bifida 
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Nonoral Feeding for Children and Youth With Developmental or Acquired Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Dec 14 (Clinical Report); Adams, Elias, and the COCWD
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Providing a Primary Care Medical Home for Children and Youth with Cerebral Palsy
PEDIATRICS, Nov 11; Reaffirmed: Nov 14 (Clinical Report); Liptak, Murphy, and the COCWD
AAP NewsShared decision-making with family key: Clinical report identifies interventions most likely to benefit children with cerebral palsy  
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Provision of Educationally Related Services for Children and Adolescents with Chronic Diseases and Disabling Conditions
PEDIATRICS, Jun 07; Reaffirmed: Nov 14 (Policy Statement); COCWD
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Comprehensive Evaluation of the Child With Intellectual Disability or Global Developmental Delays
PEDIATRICS, Sep 14 (Clinical Report); Moeschler, Shevell, and the Committee on Genetics
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Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders in the Medical Home: An Algorithm for Developmental Surveillance and Screening
PEDIATRICS, Jul 06; Reaffirmed: Dec 09, Aug 14 (Policy Statement) – Under Revision; COCWD, Section on Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Bright Futures Steering Committee and Medical Home Initiatives for Children With Special Needs Project Advisory Committee
Article (2010): Implementing Developmental Screening and Referrals: Lessons Learned From a National Project
Article (2011): Trends in the Use of Standardized Tools for Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: 2002–2009 and Abstract Presented at 2010 PAS Meeting
AAP News (2011): Pediatricians' use of developmental screening tools on the rise 
AAP News (2011): Efforts must continue to improve developmental screening rates, payment
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Identification and Evaluation of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
PEDIATRICS, Nov 07; Reaffirmed: Sep 10, Aug 14 (Clinical Report) - Under Revision; Johnson, Myers, and the COCWD
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Management of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
PEDIATRICS, Nov 07; Reaffirmed: Sep 10, Aug 14 (Clinical Report) - Under Revision; Myers, Johnson, and the COCWD
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Emergency Information Forms and Emergency Preparedness for Children With Special Health Care Needs
PEDIATRICS, Oct 99; Reaffirmed: Apr 10, Jul 14 (Policy Statement); Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Council on Clinical Information Technology, American College of Emergency Physicians, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
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Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
PEDIATRICS, Aug 09: Reaffirmed: Jul 4 (Policy Statement); AAP, Section on Ophthalmology, COCWD, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and American Association of Certified Orthoptists
AAP Patient Education Brochure: Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
AAP News: Crystal Clear: New AAP Report Backs Up Earlier Policy Debunking Vision Therapies in Treatment of Learning DisabilitiesEvidence Shows Vision Therapy Does Not Benefit Children with Dyslexia; No Quick Cures for Dyslexia 
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Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, and Vision
PEDIATRICS, Mar 11 (Technical Report); Handler, Fierson, and the Section on Ophthalmology and COCWD, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and American Association of Certified Orthoptists

Patient- and Family-Centered Care Coordination: A Framework for Integrating Care for Children and Youth Across Multiple Systems
PEDIATRICS, May 14 (Policy Statement); COCWD and the Medical Home Implementation Project Advisory Committee
AAP News: Beyond the medical home: coordinating care for children
Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum: Access to this online resource is free and customizable   
Medical Home Interview Videos: Several videos discuss care coordination
More on Care Coordination: Sample care plans, care coordinator job descriptions, additional tools

Treatment of Neurologically Impaired Children Using Patterning
PEDIATRICS, Nov 99; Reaffirmed: Nov 02, Jan 06, Aug 10, Apr 14 (Policy Statement); COCWD
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Early Intervention, IDEA Part C Services, and the Medical Home: Collaboration for Best Practice and Best Outcomes
PEDIATRICS, Oct 13. Reaffirmed May 17 (Clinical Report); Adams, Tapia, and the COCWD
AAP News: Medical home, early intervention should go hand-in-hand, report advises
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Sexuality of Children and Adolescents with Developmental Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Jul 06; Reaffirmed: Dec 09, Jul 13 (Clinical Report); Murphy, Elias, and the COCWD
AAP News: AAP report: Discuss sexuality with developmentally disabled patients

Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation
PEDIATRICS, Jun 13 Reaffirmed May 17 (Clinical Report); Noritz, Murphy, and the Neuromotor Screening Expert Panel
Algorithm: Identifying children with motor delays: An algorithm for surveillance and screening (part of the clinical report)
AAP NewsAAP clinical report, algorithm aid in screening children for motor delays
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Oral Health Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Mar 13 (Clinical Report); Norwood, Slayton, the COCWD and the Section on Oral Health
AAP NewsOral health crucial for children with developmental disabilities
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Sensory Integration Therapies for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
PEDIATRICS, Jun 12 (Policy Statement); Section on Complementary and Integrative Medicine and the COCWD
AAP News: Not ready for prime time: Policy cautions against using sensory processing disorder as a diagnosis
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Home Care of Children and Youth With Complex Health Care Needs and Technology Dependencies
PEDIATRICS, May 12. Reaffirmed May 17 (Clinical Report); Elias, Murphy, and the COCWD
AAP NewsReport outlines facets of home care for youths with complex medical needs
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Prescribing Assistive-Technology Systems: Focus on Children With Impaired Communication
PEDIATRICS, Jun 08; Reaffirmed: Jan 12 (Clinical Report); Desch, Gaebler-Spira, and the COCWD
AAP News: Rx for success: Tips on recommending assistive technology for children with impaired communication
Sample Letter of Medical NecessityLetter to Private Payers Supporting Clinical Report

Promoting the Participation of Children with Disabilities in Sports, Recreation, and Physical Activities
PEDIATRICS, May 08; Reaffirmed: Jan 12 (Clinical Report); Murphy, Carbone, and the COCWD
AAP News: Sports—A winning choice for kids with disabilities
AAP News: Physical activity benefits minds, bodies of youths with disabilities
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Parent-Provider-Community Partnerships: Optimizing Outcomes for Children With Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Oct 11. Reaffirmed May 17 (Clinical Report); Murphy, Carbone, and the COCWD
AAP News: Strong partnerships can help maximize health of 10 million U.S. children with disabilities 
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Prescribing Therapy Services for Children with Motor Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, Jun 04; Reaffirmed: May 07; May 11 (Clinical Report); Michaud, MD and the COCWD
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Maltreatment of Children with Disabilities
PEDIATRICS, May 07; Reaffirmed: Jan 11 (Clinical Report); Hibbard, Desch, the Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and the COCWD
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Counseling Families Who Choose Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Their Child With Chronic Illness or Disability
PEDIATRICS, Mar 01, Reaffirmed: May 05; Aug 10 (Policy Statement); COCWD
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