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Lead poisoning remains one of the most prevalent and preventable environmental health hazards affecting children. Low-level lead exposure has been shown to significantly increase the risk of learning disabilities, behavioral problems, and developmental delay. It also has substantial social implications as lead toxicity disproportionately affects children from low-income, ethnic minority households. Early Intervention (EI) is a state-based federal program (Part C of the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) created to support the development of children from birth to age 3 years who are experiencing or who are at risk for developmental delay. In 2016, an Illinois EI and Lead Workgroup was established to address the best practice of offering EI services to children who have been exposed to lead. This work serves as a template for advocates and health providers in other states to establish automatic eligibility for EI services at low levels of lead exposure, while also demonstrating the capacity to serve these children without overwhelming the state's EI system. [Pediatr Ann. 2018;47(10):e413-e418.].
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Universal newborn hearing screening results in substantially more children with mild bilateral and unilateral hearing loss identified in the early years of life. While intervention services for childr...
Positive findings on early detection and early intervention services have been consistently reported from many different countries. The aim of this study, conducted within the European Brain Council p...
Pregnancy infections with Zika virus are associated with a spectrum of fetal brain injuries beyond microcephaly. Nonmicrocephalic children exposed to Zika virus in utero or early life should undergo n...
Over the last twenty years, a lot of early intervention services operate worldwide with the aim of offering assistance and promoting the early diagnosis and management, not only of people who experien...
Aims and methodFollowing the introduction of new standards for early intervention in psychosis (EIP) in England, EIP services are accepting referrals for people aged 35-65. The Cambridgeshire and Pete...
Poor urban minority children often experience delays in their early development leading to health disparities. Publicly funded early intervention services are available to improve child de...
The purpose of the MOM Program is to promote child development by helping families become more competent in accessing and using available resources. The program focuses are childhood immun...
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is defined by impaired social engagement and social communication, and repetitive, restricted, or stereotyped behaviors and interests. The average age of dia...
A program of motivational interviewing plus enhanced community services in prevention of early childhood caries vs. enhanced community services alone for American Indian mothers and their ...
This study will determine the effectiveness of a relationship-based intervention in improving the interaction between caregivers and young children placed in their care.
Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.
Action taken to reduce susceptibility or exposure to health problems and to detect and treat disease in early stages.
Children with mental or physical disabilities that interfere with usual activities of daily living and that may require accommodation or intervention.
Coordination of coverage eligibility of those individuals who are entitled to MEDICAID and MEDICARE.
Pediatrics is the general medicine of childhood. Because of the developmental processes (psychological and physical) of childhood, the involvement of parents, and the social management of conditions at home and at school, pediatrics is a specialty. With ...