Developmental Screening

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


Webinar: START Developmental Screening

Resources & Tools

Early Intervention/ Early Childhood Special Education

Public Health Nurse Home Visiting

Child Care Resource & Referral

211info Family, offers guidance and information to parents and families for free

OPAL-K, a mental health telephone consult line for primary care clinicians in Oregon who serve children and adolescents




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