Pitfalls in developmental diagnosis

P. A. Blasco

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For a number of reasons, including the way in which physicians and parents are inclined to think about aspects of growth and development in infancy and early childhood, inherent biases against the early diagnosis of specific developmental disabilities exist. These biases represent traps into which caretakers and pediatric practitioners are prone to fall. Some of the more common pitfalls are presented along with strategies for avoiding them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1425-1438
Number of pages14
JournalPediatric clinics of North America
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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