Prematurity and other medical conditions put babies at risk for developmental delays. Although most infants develop normally, a few develop problems that should be identified early. Prompt detection and early intervention help children reach their full potential for growth and development.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital created the High-Risk Follow-Up Program to provide developmental evaluations and identify the need for early interventions. This service is offered to eligible families of children cared for in a Neonatal/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. As part of the program, developmental evaluations will be conducted by a physical, occupational, and/or speech therapist utilizing the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 3rd Ed. Children’s progress will be carefully monitored until 3 years of age.
Once we receive a referral from your child’s doctor, we will contact you to obtain the necessary documentation and insurance information.
On the day of your appointment, please remember to bring an insurance card, photo ID and a list of your child’s current medications. Visits may last up to 2 hours, depending on the age of the child.
Following each visit, we will provide feedback about how your child is developing and suggestions to help your child reach his/her fullest potential. We will also send a letter to your pediatrician with our recommendations. This program is designed for developmental assessment and is not intended to take the place of your child’s pediatrician.
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