Developmental Screening in West Melbourne, FL
Dr. Maged Farid or Dr. Ramagavri Rawal, Dr. Mihai Radu, and Dr. Enas Iskander direct the Florida Pediatric Group in Melbourne, FL, and West Melbourne, FL. Our esteemed doctors and highly skilled staff offer various services to their children and parents; they want to inform their parents about developmental screening and are here today to discuss this service. The following professionals can complete your child's developmental screening.
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Child Psychologist
- Speech Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Other Professional Therapist
All About Developmental Screening
Developmental screenings closely examine how well your child is developing. The doctor recommends this screening whenever you or your doctor are concerned about your child's growth and development. Your doctor may start incorporating this screening at nine months at each wellness visit, even if the child shows no concerns.
Our doctors may want to complete a developmental screening at each milestone visit. Ask your doctor questions such as,
- Does my child's language skills meet their milestone? Do I have any worries?
- Are my child's gross and fine motor skills developing OK or need therapy or rehabilitation help?
- My child is antisocial.
- Are there delays in movement?
- Is communication OK?
Initially, we may give your child a quick test. We may ask you to complete a questionnaire about how you think your child is growing. These tests are helpful tools to explain your child's ability and skill toward language, movement, thinking, social criteria, behavior, and emotions. Children with specific criteria like these may be at higher risk for developmental issues.
- Preterm Birth
- Low Birthweight
- Environmental Risks
- Chronic Health Diagnosis
- Long-Lasting Health Concern
You can find a helpful link to your child's milestone information if you access the CDC guidelines for childhood milestones and meet specific developmental criteria at each milestone. These milestones are particular stages of typical growth. We realize that no child develops or learns at the same rate, and all children mark their own pace. However most children pass through these milestones at about the same time, but if your child is not meeting these milestones, you must speak to your doctor.
Our doctors have many resources to help you and your child and can refer you to the resources helpful for your situation.
Call Us Today and Request a Developmental Screening
Please call Dr. Maged Farid or Dr. Ramagavri Rawal, Dr. Mihai Radu, and Dr. Enas Iskander our pediatric doctors at Florida Pediatric Group in Melbourne, FL, and West Melbourne, FL, at (321) 752-5210 to schedule your child's wellness exam and request a developmental screening.
These screenings are important to identify growth delays as early as possible. Many children are not identified as having these disabilities until they are in school. Never miss the opportunity to treat your child early for growth delays through Developmental Screenings.