These are the facts
Did you know…
- Nationally, only 31% of children receive standardized developmental screening
- Children who fall behind in the 1st grade have a 1/8 chance of ever catching up.
- 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism (CDC, 2014) with a median age falling between 4.5 and 5.5 years of age. However, one-third of parents of a child with ASD noticed a problem before their child’s first birthday. 80% saw problems by 24 months
- 90% of children are seen by primary care provider between the ages of 0-5 yrs
- 70-89% of developmental delays are identified with screening. Without screening only 30% are identified
How common are developmental delays?
- 1 in 3-4 children have a developmental, behavioral, personal-social, or learning problem
- 1 in 50-100 have a severe developmental disability
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