Screening Failure
Despite general agreement that developmental screenings are valuable, California parents report that their toddlers don’t receive them.

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California ranks among the lowest states in screening its youngest residents. And the consequences can be severe, as core skills are never developed and conditions such as autism are identified late, preventing speech and other therapeutic interventions. 


Worried parents: What's wrong with my child?

This article first appeared in the


Jocelyn Wiener

Jocelyn Wiener is an Oakland-based writer for the Center for Health Reporting.

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