Developmental delay in children: evaluation and management

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By Paul H Lipkin MD and Mary O Leppert MD

Drs. Paul Lipkin and Mary Leppert of the Kennedy Krieger Institute and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine explain methods for the identification and evaluation of delayed development in children. This clinical article reviews core principles of development in children. Evaluation methods aimed at the identification of developmental problems in primary care and specialty care will be discussed. The specialty medical evaluation and management of children with identified developmental disorders will be reviewed.