Neuromotor Screening Provider Training

Neuromotor Screening Provider Training

Pediatricians often encounter children with delays of motor development. Earlier identification of motor delays allows for timely referral for developmental interventions as well as diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning. The clinical report "Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation" (Pediatrics, June 2013) includes suggestions for formal developmental screening at the 9-, 18-, 30-, and 48-month well-child visits; approaches to the neurologic examination, with emphasis on the assessment of muscle tone; and initial diagnostic approaches for medical home providers. Use of diagnostic tests to evaluate children with motor delays is described and the importance of pursuing diagnostic tests while concurrently referring patients to early intervention programs is emphasized. The corresponding educational series as outlined below has been developed for pediatric clinicians to enhance developmental surveillance and screening for Neuromotor impairment.

Webinar series - Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation – Do you know what to look for?

Webinar 1: Do You Know What to Look for in the Physical Exam?
Faculty: Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP

In the first session of the series, presenter Max Wiznitzer, MD, FAAP, guides pediatricians through the early identification and evaluation processes for children with delays of motor development and covers techniques to improve skills in completing pediatric Neuromotor physical exams. Dr Wiznitzer also discusses the importance of communication with families both as part of developmental surveillance and to assess the family's experience with care.

Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified : Do You Know the "Red Flags" to Look For?
Faculty: Dipesh Navsaria, MD, MPH, MSLIS

This session covers the care coordination and co-management of children who have or may have a Neuromotor diagnosis. At the end of the session attendees will be able to identify the "red flags" to look for to determine which children with Neuromotor delay need expedited referral to specialists. Other primary care considerations, such as medical, education, and other referrals, and chronic condition management, are also be discussed.

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 26 at pm 3 ET (60 minutes)

Early Identification of Motor Delay - Screening Infants and Young Children for Neuromotor Delay
Faculty: Garey Noritz, MD, FAAP, FACP

This session will provide an overview of the guidelines for developmental surveillance and screening outlined in the clinical report “Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation” (Pediatrics, June 2013). An overview of the Identifying Children with Motor Delays Algorithm for surveillance and screening will be provided. At the end of the session attendees will be able to implement improved motor screening as part of anticipatory guidance and well child care. Specific examples will facilitate recognition of the signs and symptoms of various types of muscular dystrophies.

Date/Time: Thursday, September 18 at 2 pm ET (60 minutes)