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  • CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics Update Developmental Milestones

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the AAP have revised developmental milestones in the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program, which helps parents identify autism and developmental delays in their children. The revised developmental milestones are written in family-friendly language and identify the behaviors that 75% or more of children can be […]

  • Prevalence and Trends of Developmental Disabilities among Children in the United States: 2009–2017, American Academy of Pediatrics

    October 2019 This study investigated the national prevalence of 10 developmental disabilities among US children aged 3 to 17 years between 2009 and 2017. From 2009 to 2011 and 2015 to 2017, there were overall significant increases in the prevalence of any developmental disability. Changes by demographic and socioeconomic subgroups may be related to improvements […]

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: The Power Of Play

    “Play is not frivolous!” This is the first sentence of one of the introductory paragraphs of the August 2018 report on play by the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to providing a thoroughly documented overview of the nature and types of play, the report unpacks the effects of play on brain structure and functioning, […]

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Opioid Fact Sheets: State and National Fact Sheets: America’s Opioid Crisis: The Unseen Impact on Children

    A key AAP advocacy priority is addressing the needs of vulnerable children impacted by the ongoing opioid epidemic. This crisis has significant and multifaceted impacts on child and family health and wellbeing. As families affected by parental substance use around the country face child welfare involvement, the Academy is working to support family-centered treatment-focused approaches. […]

  • Trauma Guide from Healthy Foster Care America and American Academy of Pediatrics

    Healthy Foster Care America (HFCA) is an initiative of the AAP and its partners to improve the health and well-being outcomes of children and teens in foster care. Trauma Toolbox for Primary CareThis 6-part series of research briefs, available in English and Spanish, was designed with the primary care practice in mind – those who […]

  • American Academy of Pediatrics Early Childhood Screening

    The Screening in Practices Initiative offers information and resources, including screening recommendations, practice tools, and individualized assistance, to help pediatric health care providers implement effective screening, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestones, maternal depression, and social determinants of health.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Addressing Early Childhood Emotional and Behavioral Problems

    December 2016 A new technical report and policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provide information about the prevalence of emotional, behavioral, and relationship problems among very young children; the long lasting consequences of these early problems across multiple domains; and effective, safe treatments that are available to enhance outcomes for young children […]

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Unveils Early Literacy Toolkit at American Academy of Pediatrics Conference (Video)

    Published: Oct 12, 2014 | 28:39 minutes Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton discusses the role that pediatricians and parents can play in promoting young children’s early learning during her remarks on Sunday Oct. 12, 2014 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition in San Diego. Secretary Clinton announces the […]

  • Family Snapshot Survey During Pandemic Looks at Stressors Placed on Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs

    Despite the stress of the pandemic, most parents in households with at least one child with special health care needs felt close to their children during this time and did a variety of activities with them, according to a family snapshot survey. But families in these households also experienced several challenges, including high rates of […]

  • Playworks

    Playtime helps kids discover joy of being active. Research shows that active kids are stronger learners. By playing together, children practice how to get along. Kindergarteners with stronger social and emotional skills have better life outcomes as adults. Research suggests that when we play, our brains develop creativity and flexibility. Play is especially important in […]

  • Play, Play, Play!

    As of August 2018 the American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging pediatricians to prescribe play to manage toxic stress and to promote the social-emotional, cognitive, language, and self-regulation skills that build executive function and a prosocial brain.

  • Policy Statement on Media and Young Minds

    A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Media and Young Minds addresses the influence of media on the health and development of children from 0 to 5 years of age, a time of critical brain development, building secure relationships, and establishing health behaviors. It reviews the existing literature on variety of traditional and […]


    Does My Child Have Physical Developmental Delays? Oct 2018 This publication from the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement explores how understanding the cultural perspectives of families can positively impact relationship-building and family engagement efforts. The publication includes a set of reflective questions that help you to examine your perspective on a topic […]

  • First 5 California Early Intervention Efforts, April 21, 2014 (Video)

    Published: April 21, 2014 | Length: 4:03 minutes Last year, First 5 county commissions invested over $43 million in screenings and interventions for developmental delays using tools recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Over 115,000 young children received comprehensive screenings and/or assessments, with 21,000 receiving follow-up services for identified special needs. One mother tells […]

  • Bringing the Signs of Early Autism into Focus Video Tutorial (Video)

    Published: Jun 2013 | 9 minutes The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Maryland Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have published a free online video to improve the recognition of the early signs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) among pediatricians, parents and early intervention providers. The tutorial consists of six video clips that compare […]

  • Books Build Connections Tool Kit

    The American Academy of Pediatrics is promoting and supporting early literacy and early learning for children. The Books Build Connections Tool Kit has publications with information and tips for pediatric professionals and families to support early learning. Encourage families to talk, read, and sing with their children! Toolkit items are available to print, download, or […]

  • Child Care Aware: Crisis and Disaster Resources

    Child Care Aware® of America is proud to work with the Partnership for Disaster Preparedness, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Save the Children to protect children before, during and after an emergency — including traumatic events or natural disasters. Resources are available specific to families, caregivers, school professionals and resource and referral agencies. Tip […]