”I am amazed at the unexpected beneﬁts, which we are logging and will report. The amount of discussion about child development, the realization that we are not aware of parent perspective, the excitement of the staff and administrators to raise the quality of our care is thrilling. And this is in the ﬁrst 4 days!!!!”
-Alison Schonwald, MD - Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
“One other beneﬁt of using PEDS is that I am able to tailor the well child visit to the parent’s concerns. That saves a lot of time, and I think the parents leave the ofﬁce more satisﬁed.”
-Vince K. Yamashiroya, MD. Private Pediatric Practice, Honolulu, Hawaii
“PEDS has similar psychometric properties to any screening instru- ment in general use, except it is simpler, takes far less time, and most importantly, involves parents in the process.”
-Prof. Frank Oberklaid, University of Melbourne, Queensland, Australia
“PEDS deﬁnitely wins my “saved from the grenade” award. The grenade of course is that last concern, usually behavioral, that par- ents throw at you as you are ﬁnishing a well baby check. In my ex- perience, this concern is usually the most important part of the visit. Well, my delight with the PEDS is that parents ﬁll it out and ex-press those concerns before I even get in the room. It totally chang- es the focus of my visit, and makes more efﬁcient use of time.”
-Stephen Kundell MD, FAAP, Thousand Oaks Pediatrics
"PEDS… enables professionals to quickly and accurately decide (1) when to provide parents reassurance; (2) when to watch children more carefully for emerging problems; (3) when to give parents advice and on what topics; (4) what to do when your advice has not been effective; (5) when to administer a developmental or behavioral/emotional screening test; and (6) whether referrals for developmental or mental health evaluations are needed, and, if so, what kinds of services would be of greatest benefit."
-Christopherson E. Review of "Collaborating with Parents: using Parent's Evaluations of Developmental Status to Detect and Address Developmental and Behavioural Problems."
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
"PEDS Online is a convenient, standardized and validated screening instrument that closes communication gaps between parents and providers."
-Dr. Karyl Rattay
Delaware Division of Public Health Director
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