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Developmental Screening

Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics

Family Practice Physicians located in Irving, TX

Developmental screenings at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics in Irving, Texas, evaluate your baby, child, or teenager to make sure they’re on track with proper growth and cognitive development. Vijayalakshmi Raghu, MD, Raghu Turebylu, MD, and the team offer this service for kids of all ages and provide specialist referrals as needed. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or use the online booking feature today.

Developmental Screening Q & A

What is developmental screening?

Development screening at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics involves medical evaluations by a pediatric specialist to determine if your child meets developmental milestones.

Your pediatric provider offers this screening during child wellness exams to detect potential developmental delays or abnormalities early, enabling your child to get the treatment they may need to thrive.

What can development screening detect?

Examples of conditions developmental screening at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics can detect include the following:

  • Growth delays
  • Excessive growth
  • Physical developmental delays
  • Cognitive delays
  • Social challenges
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Speech and language delays
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Other developmental issues

The Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team recommends completing wellness exams, including developmental screenings, each year for all children and more often for babies and toddlers.

What should I expect during developmental screening?

During developmental screening visits, your child’s specialist discusses their medical history, symptoms, medications, and lifestyle habits. They weigh your child, evaluate their height and growth, and check their vital signs.

The Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team also completes a physical exam and developmental screening assessments. During the assessment, they ask you or your child a series of questions about developmental milestones, social skills, and more.

Your child’s pediatric specialist screens their vision and hearing, evaluates their language skills, and may complete additional tests that detect physical, mental health, cognitive, or social irregularities.

What happens after developmental screening?

After the Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics team completes developmental screening, they review the results with you.

If your child shows signs of developmental delays, ADHD, or other common childhood challenges, their provider may recommend:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Medications
  • Social skills training
  • Speech therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychotherapy

They can refer you to another specialist whenever needed to help your child catch up to their peers or improve their mental health.

The specialists at Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics are happy to address concerns or questions you have at any time.

They follow up with your child as needed and during wellness exams to re-evaluate their growth, development, and overall well-being.

Call the Irving Coppell Primary Care and Pediatrics office today or book an appointment online to schedule a developmental screening.