The Enhanced 18-month Well-Baby Visit

2011 AFHTO conference presentation

PRESENTER (S): Dr. Jean Clinton; Dr. Jean Mullens
FHT/ORG: McMaster University, Offord Centre for Child Studies & Hamilton FHT

ABSTRACT: The Province of Ontario has implemented an enhanced 18-month well-baby visit to shift the focus from a well-baby check-up to a pivotal assessment of development.  Standardized tools (the Rourke Baby Record-Ontario and Nipissing District Developmental Screen (NDDS)) are recommended to facilitate health care professionals to have a broader discussion with parents on child development, parenting, literacy, and connecting to local community services.  An educational webportal (www.18monthvisit.ca) has been developed to provide education and support for the visit.  The webportal includes downloadable versions of the recommended tools, key resources, learning modules, blogs, discussion forums and more.

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