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Medical Home Interview Video: Why is Developmental Screening Important?
William Schwab, MD for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation

AAP Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SODBP)
The mission of the SODBP is to strengthen collaboration between primary care pediatricians, developmental and behavioral subspecialists, and families to ensure children receive comprehensive high quality developmental and behavioral (DB) pediatric care. Their Web site is aimed at professionals interested in child development and behavior, especially in the clinical setting. Visit the site to learn about practice management resources; upcoming educational events; relevant policy statements; links to more information on developmental issues; and more.

Early Brain and Child Development Initiative
As the Academy promotes the importance of nurturing relationships as the foundation for building healthy brains, the Early Brain and Child Development (EBCD) Leadership Workgroup works to change: 1) how pediatricians and their communities view early childhood development, and 2) how pediatricians and their communities care for and invest in young children.

Learning Disabilities - Patient Education Online Learning Disabilities: What Parents Need to Know
A patient education brochure authored by the Council on Children with Disabilities—provides information including ways to discern whether a child has a learning disability and, if so, how families, in partnership with their pediatrician and other health care professionals, can best help their child to succeed in school, work, and relationships.

LD Navigator
In the interest of establishing one place to find easily accessible and reliable information about learning difficulties (LD); the AAP has partnered with the National Center for Learning Disabilities and the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners to develop the LD Navigator, a free comprehensive resource guide about LD for pediatric healthcare professionals. From identification to diagnosis to discussion with parents, the LD Navigator can guide you step by step.

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)
The CDC NCBDDD promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhances the potential for full, productive living. Work of the NCBDDD includes identifying the causes of and preventing birth defects and developmental disabilities, helping children to develop and reach their full potential, and promoting health and well-being among people of all ages with disabilities.

Learn the Signs. Act Early.
The CDC/NCBDDD, in collaboration with a number of national partners, launched a public awareness campaign called "Learn the Signs. Act Early." The campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.