Screening Technical Assistance & Resource (STAR) Center


Early childhood screening is an essential component of health supervision and provides a foundation for monitoring and supporting healthy physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development. The Screening in Practices Initiative offers information and resources, including screening recommendations, practice tools, and individualized assistance, to help pediatric health care providers implement effective screening, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestones, maternal depression, and social determinants of health. For resources related to vision, hearing, and other early childhood screenings, visit our Related AAP Initiatives page.

​“Screening Time: Tuning In to the Needs of Families” is a scenario-based online training that will guide you in creating a screening workflow that fits your office. Relevant to your entire team (physicians, nurses, front office, and more), this course provides opportunities to practice talking to families about screening results through conversation simulations and was developed with the insights and experiences of leaders in the field who have implemented family-centered early childhood screening processes in their own practices. “Screening Time: Tuning In to the Needs of Families” has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and MOC Part 2 credit. For more information and to access the course, go to screeningtime.org.​

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