Only one-third of children receive the developmental screening and surveillance that is recommended during early childhood. Of the estimated nine million children aged 9 through 35 months, about 30.4% were reported to have received developmental screening, and 37.1% were reported to have received developmental surveillance from a health care professional in the previous year. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children should have standardized developmental screening at 9-, 18-, and 30-month well-child visits, or whenever a parent or health care professional expresses concern through ongoing surveillance at every preventive visit. Children should also . . .
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