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Nicol P. n.d.. Coordinated Community-Based Services: [Final report]. Frankfort, KY: Division of Maternal and Child Health, Department for Health Services, Kentucky Cabinet for Human Resources, 39 pp.

Annotation: The principle aim of this project was to demonstrate a coordinated, community-based program model for the screening, evaluation, and treatment of children from birth to five years of age with developmental disabilities, children at risk for them, and for their families. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: National Technical Information Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, 5301 Shawnee Road, Alexandria, VA 22312, Telephone: (703) 605-6050 Secondary Telephone: (888) 584-8332 E-mail: customerservice@ntis.gov Web Site: http://www.ntis.gov Document Number: NTIS PB93-152932.

Keywords: Children with special health care needs, Collaboration, Developmental disorders, Early intervention, Family centered care, Interagency cooperation, community based care

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2015. Speech and language delay and disorders in children age 5 and younger: Screening. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, multiple items.

Perry J, Kaufman B, Vasquez E. 2015. Strategic thinking report: LEND and DBP programs. Silver Spring, MD: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 17 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes findings from interviews and meetings with maternal and child (MCH) health program directors and other stakeholders about future directions for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) training programs. Contents include recommendations for strategic action in the following five areas: training pipelines for LEND and DBP programs; models of training and clinical care that are accessible and can be sustained; opportunities for trainees to learn and apply principles of MCH leadership training; collaboration with Title V and other partners; and policies and practices important to LEND and DBP programs, individuals with disabilities and their families, and the professionals who serve them. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Association of University Centers on Disabilities, 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 1000, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (301) 588-8252 Fax: (301) 588-2842 E-mail: aucdinfo@aucd.org Web Site: http://www.aucd.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior development, Child development disorders, Collaboration, Developmental disabilities, Developmental pediatrics, Leadership, MCH training programs, Model programs, Pediatric neurology, Policy development, Strategic plans, Title V programs

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs. 2014. Environmental scan: State strategies and initiatives to improve developmental and autism screening and early identification systems. Washington, DC: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 12 pp.

Annotation: This report provides initial findings of a search of state and other documents related to developmental screening activities and of the Title V Information System online database to identify states with priority needs and performance measures related to developmental screening and early identification, with a focus on children with autism spectrum disorders and developmental disabilities. It describes the Autism Cares Act and strategies to increase developmental screening and improve systems. It discusses issues of data collection, measurement, and infrastructure; coordinating systems and services; and challenges and barriers. State highlights are provided. An accompanying fact sheet lists state performance measures and objectives related to developmental screening and early identification.

Contact: Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs, 1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 250, Washington, DC 20006-1202, Telephone: (202) 775-0436 Fax: (202) 478-5120 E-mail: info@amchp.org Web Site: http://www.amchp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders, Child development disorders, Developmental screening, State programs

Wehman P. 2013. Life beyond the classroom: Transition strategies for young people with disabilities. (5th ed.). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing, 576 pp.

Annotation: This book is geared toward helping students, instructors, and professionals in rehabilitation programs define, plan, facilitate, and support transition for young people with disabilities into adulthood and independent living. The book is divided into three major sections: (1) defining and planning transition, (2) facilitating and supporting transition, and (3) designing and implementing individualized transition plans. Topics also include secondary school restructuring, college and other postsecondary alternatives, assistive technology to enhance transition and work, and recent legislative acts in the field. Each chapter contains a list of learning objectives, a conclusion, and study questions. Figures and tables throughout the book provide statistical data, sample forms and checklists, and additional information to illustrate needs and capabilities. Appendices are provided with selected chapters. References and an index conclude the book

Contact: Brookes Publishing, P.O. Box 10624, Baltimore, MD 21285-0624, Telephone: (800) 638-3775 Secondary Telephone: (410) 337-9580 Fax: (410) 337-8539 E-mail: custserv@brookespublishing.com Web Site: http://www.brookespublishing.com Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 1-55766-476-5.

Keywords: Adolescents with developmental disabilities, Assessment, Assistive devices, Brain injuries, Careers, Children with special health care needs, Cognition disorders, College bound students, College students, Emotional instability, Families, High school students, Parent participation, Postsecondary education, School to work transitions, Transition planning, Transition to independent living, Vocational education

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders. 2012. Communication problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (upd. ed.). Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, 4 pp. (NIDCD fact sheet)

Annotation: This fact sheet provides information about autism and communication. The fact sheet answers the following questions: (1) what is autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?, (2) who is affected by ASD?, (3) how does ASD affect communication?, (4) how are the speech and language problems of ASD treated?, (6) what research is being conducted to improve the communication in children with ASD?, and (7) where can I get more information?

Contact: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Information Clearinghouse, One Communication Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892-3456, Telephone: (800) 241-1044 Secondary Telephone: (800) 241-1055 Fax: (301) 770-8977 E-mail: nidcdinfo@nidcd.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nidcd.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx Available from the website. Document Number: NIH Pub. No. 12-4315.

Keywords: Autism spectrum disorders, Communication, Communication disorders, Developmental disabilities, Language disorders, Research, Speech disorders, Treatment

Honigfeld L, Fenick A, Carvel KM, Vater S, Ward-Zimmerman B. 2012. Mid-level developmental and behavioral assessments: Between screening and evaluation. Farmington, CT: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 22 pp. (Impact)

Annotation: This report discusses the effectiveness of mid-level developmental assessment (MLDA) for children in Connecticut who are at risk for developmental or behavioral problems. MLDA is defined as the expedient assessment of a child with a behavioral or developmental health concerns identified through screening. The report provides information about three MLDA programs, discusses the results of MLDA, and provides considerations for building an MLDA system.

Contact: Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut, 270 Farmington Avenue, Suite 367, Farmington, CT 06032, Telephone: (860) 679-1519 Fax: (860) 679-1521 E-mail: info@chdi.org Web Site: http://www.chdi.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Assessment, Behavior disorders, Behavior problems, Child development, Development disabilities, Developmental screening, High risk children, Service delivery systems

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2012. Autism: Caring for children with autism spectrum disorders—A resource toolkit (2nd ed.). Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics,

Annotation: This digital toolkit assists clinicians in the recognition, diagnosis, and management of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) across the life span. It contains American Academy of Pediatrics autism clinical reports and policy statements and expert ASD screening, surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, and referral guidelines. Fact sheets are provided along with coding and billing guidance, and a webinar with video and slides for additional clinician use. Family handouts, in English and Spanish, that discuss diagnosis, transition, financial assistance for families, school inclusion, medical home, adolescents and sexuality, teaching social skills, and child wandering are included.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $84.95 for AAP members, $94.95 for non-members; available as digital download only.

Keywords: Clinical coding, Adolescent development, Adolescents, Autism, Child development disorders, Children, Communication disorders, Developmental disabilities, Diagnosis, Psychosexual development, Psychosocial development, Resources for professionals, Screening, Spanish language materials, Special health care needs

Kolander CA, Ballard D, Chandler C. 2011. Contemporary women's health: Issues for today and the future (4th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill, 462 pp.

Annotation: Presented in five parts, this textbook for health and community services professionals and the general public focuses on women's health issues throughout the life cycle with each chapter including a summary, review questions, resource listings and references. Contents include: pt. 1. Foundations of women's health : Introducing women's health ; Becoming a wise consumer ; Developing a healthy lifestyle -- pt. 2. Mental and emotional wellness : Enhancing emotional well-being ; Managing the stress of life -- pt. 3. Sexual and relational wellness : Building healthy relationships ; Exploring women's sexuality ; Designing your reproductive life plan ; Preventing abuse against women -- pt. 4. Contemporary lifestyle and social issues : Eating well ; Keeping fit ; Using alcohol responsibly ; Making wise decisions about tobacco, caffeine, and drugs -- pt. 5. Communicable and chronic conditions : Preventing and controlling infectious diseases ; Preventing and controlling chronic health conditions ; Reducing your risk of cancer.

Contact: McGraw-Hill Companies, PO Box 182604, Columbus, OH 43272, Telephone: (877) 833-5524 Fax: (614) 759-3749 E-mail: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com Web Site: http://www.mcgraw-hill.com $72.80. Document Number: ISBN 0-8151-0626-2.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse, Alternative medicine, Behavior modification, Caffeine, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Communicable diseases, Consumer education, Contraceptives, Depression, Developmental stages, Domestic abuse, Drug abuse, Eating disorders, Gynecology, Holistic health, Interpersonal relations, Life cycle, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Parenting, Pregnancy, Self esteem, Smoking, Stress management, Weight management, Women's health

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. 2010. Rett syndrome. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,

Annotation: This web site offers basic information about Rett syndrome, including what the syndrome is, what causes it, what can be done to treat it, and how information about the MECP2 gene affects girls with the syndrome.

Contact: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Information Resource Center, P.O. Box 3006, Rockville, MD 20847, Telephone: (800) 370-2943 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (866) 760-5947 E-mail: NICHDInformationResourceCenter@mail.nih.gov Web Site: http://www.nichd.nih.gov Available at no charge; also available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Developmental disabilities, Females, Genetic disorders, Research, Rett syndrome

Davis M, Jivanjee P, Koroloff N. 2010. Paving the way: Meeting transition needs of young people with developmental disabilities and serious mental health conditions. Portland, OR: Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, 73 pp.

Annotation: This report includes eight case studies of programs providing innovative service for adolescents and young adults (ages 16-24) who have both a developmental disability and a mental health condition. The report also includes six short descriptions of specific best practices. The programs featured in the report include a school-based transition program, outpatient mental health services, an employment-preparation program, programs supporting youth transitions from restrictive environments to community settings, system-level crisis-prevention and intervention planning, and system-level planning and consultation.

Contact: Research and Training Center on Family Support and Children's Mental Health, Portland State University, P.O. Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751, Telephone: (503) 725-4040 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (503) 725-4180 E-mail: janetw@pdx.edu Web Site: http://www.rtc.pdx.edu Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Case studies, Developmental disabilities, Developmental disability programs, Health services, Mental disorders, Mental health, Mental health services, Model programs, Prevention, Program, Service delivery systems, Social services, Transition planning, Young adults, Youth in transition programs

U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau. 2010. The mental and emotional well-being of children: A portrait of states and the nation 2007. Rockville, MD: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, 60 pp.

Annotation: This chartbook presents a range of indicators on the health and well-being of children who have been diagnosed with emotional, behavioral, or developmental conditions on the national level. For each state, the book shows the prevalence of seven conditions (grouped together) and the major demographic characteristics of children who have at least one of the conditions. The analyses delineate relationships among the conditions, children's socioeconomic characteristics, and access to health care. Technical appendices at the end of the book present information about the survey methodology, sample, and questions. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: U.S. Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (301) 443-2170 Web Site: https://mchb.hrsa.gov Available from the website. Document Number: HRSA Info. Ctr. MCH00318.

Keywords: Access to health care, Adolescent mental health, Affective disorders, Behavior problems, Child mental health, Developmental disabilities, National surveys, Socioeconomic factors, Statistical data

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Health Surveillance Work Group. (2009). U. S. surveillance of health of people with intellectual disabilities. Atlanta, GA: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Health Surveillance Work Group, 7 pp. (A white paper)

Annotation: This white paper presents information about the feasibility of conducting population surveillance of the health status of adults with intellectual disability (ID). Topics include identifying key health indicators for the ID population, identifying the population, collecting data, and possible approaches for conducting surveillance. A call to action for beginning this work and next steps are included.

Contact: National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: cdcinfo@cdc.gov Web Site: http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd Available from the website.

Keywords: Adults, Developmental disabilities, Disabilities, Mental disorders, Surveillance, Statistical data

Kaye N, May J, Reuland CP. 2009. Measurement to support effective identification of children at risk for developmental delay. Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp. (State health policy briefing)

Annotation: This brief examines the efforts of 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to use measurement to support policy and practice changes that improve pediatric primary care health professionals' identification of children with or at risk for developmental delay. The brief discusses screening measurement approaches, additional evaluative activities, and how Michigan used measurement in policy and practice improvement.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Child developmental disorders, Child health, High risk children, Michigan, Primary care, Public policy, Screening, State programs, Well child care

Kaye N, May J. 2009. Findings from the ABCD Screening Academy: State policy improvements that support effective identification of children at-risk for developmental delay . Portland, ME: National Academy for State Health Policy, 9 pp. (Briefing)

Annotation: This brief presents policy improvements affecting screening in primary care that were identified by teams from 19 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, who worked together for 14 months to make policy and practice improvements needed to make the use of validated screening tools in well child care a part of standard practice. The brief presents an overview of results, improving coverage (benefits and eligibility), reimbursement, improving program performance, and Oregon's approach to policy improvement.

Contact: National Academy for State Health Policy, 10 Free Street, Second Floor, Portland, ME 04101, Telephone: (207) 874-6524 Secondary Telephone: (202) 903-0101 Fax: (207) 874-6527 E-mail: info@nashp.org Web Site: http://www.nashp.org Available from the website.

Keywords: , Child developmental disorders, Child health, Health supervision, High risk children, Oregon, Primary care, Public policy, Screening, State programs, Well child care

Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health. 2009. Translating science to policy: Protecting children's environmental health. New York, NY: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health,

Annotation: This Web site provides information about the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health and WE ACT for Environmental Justice (WE ACT) conference, Translating Science to Policy: Protecting Children's Environmental Health, held on March 30, 2009, in New York, NY. The purpose of the conference was to review 10 years of research findings from the center and other scientists, discuss interventions stemming from this research, and identify strategies to advance policies that will reduce and prevent environmentally related diseases such as asthma, developmental disorders, and cancer in children living in urban communities. The Web site includes a video of the conference, as well as videos of specific parts of the conference; photographs; and conference materials.

Contact: Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health, 722 West 168th Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10032, Telephone: (212) 304-7280 E-mail: cccehcolumbia@gmail.com Web Site: http://ccceh.org/ Available from the website.

Keywords: Asthma, Cancer, Child health, Conference proceedings, Developmental disorders, Environmental exposure, Environmental health, Environmental influences, Prevention, Public policy, Research

Zero to Three. 2005. DC: 0-3R: Diagnostic classification of mental health and developmental disorders of infancy and early childhood. (Rev. ed.). Washington, DC: Zero to Three, 75 pp.

Annotation: This edition, for mental health and other professionals, draws on empirical research and clinical practice since the 1994 edition and provides updated material. Topics include recognizing mental health and developmental challenges in young children, understanding how relationships and environmental factors contribute to mental health and developmental disorders, using diagnostic criteria effectively for classification and interventions, and working more effectively with parents and other professionals to develop effective treatment plans. Classifications cover clinical disorders, relationships, medical and developmental disorders and conditions, psychosocial stressors, and emotional and social functioning. Appendices provide information on prioritizing diagnostic classification and planning intervention, a description of the process of revising DC:0-3, and a list of the task force members. References conclude the edition.

Contact: ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 1255 23rd Street, N.W., Suite 350, Washington, DC 20037, Telephone: (202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851 Web Site: http://www.zerotothree.org Available in libraries. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-943657-90-5.

Keywords: Affective disorders, Child development, Child development disorders, Child mental health, Developmental screening, Diagnosis, Early intervention services, Infant development, Mental health, Resources for professionals, Screening

Schor EL, ed. 2004. Caring for your school-age child: Ages 5 to 12. New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1 v.

Annotation: This book provides information parents need to take care of children between the ages of 5 and 12. It designed to help the parents prepare their children for the world outside of the home. The book includes 60 chapters organized in these parts: promoting health and normal development, nutrition and physical fitness, personal and social development, behavior and discipline, emotional problems and behavior disorder, family matters, children in school, chronic health problems, and common medical problems. The book treats topics into two ways: it includes chapters which provide background information to help the parents develop a context for the problems their children face, and it contains chapters targeted to particular problems which provide specific suggestions for dealing with them. This book is the second of a three-volume series developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and Feeling Fine Programs.

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site: https://www.aap.org $29.95 plus shipping and handling.

Keywords: Behavior, Behavior disorders, Child development, Child health, Child nutrition, Children, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Developmental stages, Discipline, Emotional development, Family relations, First aid, Parenting, Parenting skills, Physical fitness, Psychosocial development, School adjustment, School age children

Early Head Start National Resource Center. 2004. A holistic approach to health and safety. Washington, DC: U.S. Head Start Bureau, 28 pp. (Technical assistance paper; no. 7)

Annotation: This report considers how Early Head Start and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs can have a positive and lasting effect on the healthy growth and development of infants, toddlers, and their families. The report discusses systems that support health services and also touches upon the following issues: (1) health services for pregnant women, (2) oral health for infants and toddlers, (3) health screening for developmental, sensory, and behavioral concerns, (4) health care in rural communities, (5) Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs, (6) infant and child mental health, (7) children with special heath care needs, and (8) poverty and obesity. The report contains five appendices: (1) prenatal worksheet, (2) newborn health visit, (3) nursing control form, (4) health screening and immunization record, and (5) additional resources.

Contact: Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center, Telephone: (866) 763-6481 E-mail: health@ecetta.info Web Site: https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov Available from the website.

Keywords: Behavior disorders, Child development, Child health, Children with developmental disabilities, Children with special health care needs, Developmental screening, Early Head Start, Families, Head Start, Health care systems, Health services, Infant development, Infant health, Low income groups, Mental health, Migrant health programs, Obesity, Oral health, Poverty, Pregnant women, Rural communities, Sensory impairments, Young children

Singer L. 2003. Psychosocial sequelae of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and very low birthweight: Phase 2—Final report. Cleveland, OH: Case Western Reserve University, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, 32 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a study focusing on the long-term developmental and family sequelae outcomes of very low birth weight children with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). It addresses whether infants with BPD would exhibit more developmental problems, using standard measures of growth, intellect, motor, and language development; whether parents would show higher degrees of depressive symptoms and stress; and whether infants would show more deviant and maladaptive feeding behavior. Report sections include the nature, purpose, scope, and methods of the research problem; a review of the literature; an outline of the study design and methods; a presentation of findings; and a discussion of findings and recommendations for policy implications and further research. Also provided are a list of products developed and references. [Funded by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau]

Contact: Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University, Telephone: (202) 784-9770 E-mail: mchgroup@georgetown.edu Web Site: https://www.mchlibrary.org Available from the website.

Keywords: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Developmental disabilities, Developmental screening, Family relations, Feeding disorders, Final reports, Low birthweight infants, MCH research, Prematurity

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.