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The importance of screening for developmental delays and the effectiveness of early intervention for infant-toddlers under the age of three years.

12 to 16 percent of children in the United States have at least one developmental delay, yet as many as one-half of affected children will not be identified by the time they enter kindergarten. It is extremely important to notice the signs of developmental delay, so they can be caught early and treated to prevent more delay as the child continues to grow. Through peer reviewed articles, and systematic reviews, I will present the important use of screening for developmental delays and early intervention effectiveness.

Sarah Calnan '22