Early intervention screening involves more than “simple” screening

Lee, Hui-Chen and Lu, Zxy-yann Jane and Allan, Helen T. and Yeh, Ming-Lee and Chang, Shu-Fang (2015) Early intervention screening involves more than “simple” screening. International Journal of Healthcare, Insurance and Equity, 2 (1). ISSN 2145-3168

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Abstract

From the perspective of preventive medical discourse, early interventional screening is one of the most important ways to intervene with developmentally delayed children and an important service for children’s public health. This paper details an historical perspective of early developmental screening in the United States and reexamines the concepts of early screening in widespread use in children’s populations to expose undisclosed facts. These facts remind us that early developmental screening might not be totally based on children’s needs, but on both the government’s desires and political activities. As a result, a certain population was identified as subjects that required developmental screening resulting in very large numbers studies. Under these circumstances, developmental screening instruments were used in conjunction with pediatricians’ individualized appraisals. The approach to developmental surveillance was to expand from the children to the parents’ concern. The instrument not only legitimately recruited parents and facilitated parents’ surveillance of their children’s development, but was also was a platform for highlighting parent-child interactions. This discussion may help community health nurses further understand different perspectives of early interventional screening in practice.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Footer in full text states 2014 vol. 1 issue 2, but paper is listed on publisher's website under 2015 vol 2 issue 1.
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 14728
Notes on copyright: OA journal.
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Depositing User: Helen Allan
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2015 15:02
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2018 15:51
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/14728

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