Developmental Screening Specialist

Northeast Pediatric Associates PA

A Private Pediatric Practice located in Northeast San Antonio, TX, Northcentral San Antonio, TX, Schertz, TX & Castroville, TX

As your child grows, developmental screenings can determine if your child’s growth is on track for their age. The team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA provides these screenings at your child’s wellness exams. The practice has two offices in San Antonio and one each in Castroville and Schertz, Texas. Call the office nearest you today or use the online booking tool to schedule a developmental screening for your child.

Developmental Screening Q & A

What is a developmental screening?

A developmental screening focuses on learning about potential delays that might affect your child’s growth, cognitive (thinking) abilities, and overall health.

When you bring your child into Northeast Pediatric Associates PA for their wellness exam, developmental screens are a routine part of the exam. The assessment allows the doctor to determine if your child is reaching milestones appropriate to their age.

These milestones include skills in:

  • Thinking
  • Speaking
  • Communicating
  • Problem-solving

The doctor also observes your child’s movements and physical development.

What can my child expect at a developmental screening?

When you bring your child into Northeast Pediatric Associates PA for their routine wellness exam, your provider starts with a physical exam. They also ask questions about your child’s medical history and your family history.

You can also use this time to talk to the doctor about worries you might have concerning your child’s growth and development.

The developmental screening checks for problems like:

  • Genetic disorders
  • Autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Learning disabilities

Developmental issues can affect your child’s speech, physical health, and cognitive abilities. They can also cause long-term disabilities that can affect their quality of life.

That’s why routine checkups are so important. These screenings allow an early diagnosis. An early diagnosis means earlier treatment to better correct developmental problems.

The team talks with you about steps to take in dealing with developmental issues. They work closely with you to give you the resources you need to support your child’s growth.

What services does a developmental screening provide?

The Northeast Pediatric Associates PA medical team maintains contacts with other specialists. They provide guidance for support, make your child’s school aware of any developmental issues, and make sure caregivers are well aware of your child’s needs.

It’s essential to your child’s health to keep everyone on the same page so that your child develops successfully.

The team also provides complete medical care to help them manage disabilities and other health issues.

If you’re concerned about your child’s development, schedule a developmental screening with the expert team at Northeast Pediatric Associates PA. Call the friendly staff today or book your appointment online.