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Grand Rounds: Developmental Surveillance: More than Milestones


By Jennifer Zubler, MD, FAAP , Good Samaritan Health Center Developmental and Behavioral Clinic Coordinator, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe the early identification process and identify free resources for pediatric practice. 2. Recognize the strengths and limitations of developmental milestones. 3. Use developmental surveillance to develop safe, stable, and nurturing relationships with families.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Long wait times for developmental and behavioral services are a common and pervasive problem. Primary care practices need strategies to manage developmental and behavioral concerns and to help families navigate care pathways and system of care.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The following presenters have identified that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies: Jennifer Zubler, MD FAAP

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


National Survey of Children’s Health, 2011-12
Zablotsky, B, et al, Pediatrics 2019
CDC, MMWR Surveillance Summary 12/2021

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