What are the benefits of using Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status with the PEDS:DM?

  • PEDS, a screening and surveillance tool based on parents' concerns, is known to improve attendance at well-visits
  • PEDS decreases parental frustrations and is associated with positive parent practices (less spanking, more time-out, etc.)
  • PEDS ensures that encounters are a collaborative process
  • PEDS enhances the teachable moment
  • PEDS focuses visits and reduces "oh by the way" concerns
  • PEDS facilitates delivering difficult news via affirmation of existing concerns
  • PEDS+PEDS:DM enhances accurate responses to parents' concerns and helps determine whether reassurance, watchful waiting, in-office guidance, or referrals are needed
  • PEDS + PEDS:DM provide essential components of developmental surveillance in keeping with new AAP policy (July, 2006)
  • A combined PEDS+PEDS:DM Score/Interpretation Form for monitoring parents' concerns and children's performance across domains and tracking provider responses, documenting both measures for insurance claims and billing
  • PEDS+PEDS:DM Complies with the AAP's new policy on surveillance and screening