CHILDREN ARE CONSTANTLY CHANGING. And while you as parents can’t anticipate every change, these Well Child Tips can prepare you for what lies ahead and help you raise a healthy and safe child.
The Ages and Stages questionnaire is a screening tool used by your physician to test for physical and social-emotional development for children from one month to 5 years. Highly reliable and valid, ASQ looks at strengths and trouble spots, educates parents about developmental milestones, and incorporates parents’ expert knowledge about their children.
Georgia law requires that all children who attend child care and enter school be up to date on immunizations to be protected against these diseases: diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Hib, measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis, tetanus, varicella (chickenpox), polio,and pneumococcal disease. The following information lists specific Georgia state immunization requirements for children entering child care and school.
Prevent head injury in your child. Be sure he or she wears a helmet and that it is being worn properly.
Be sure to train children in the proper use of their bicycles. Remember, a bicycle is not just a toy, but a speedy means of transportation that can result in injury to your child.
Learning to ride a bike is a developmental milestone in the life of a child. Yet all too often children are seriously injured when they fail to follow basic safety rules. The following list of facts will help you and children make every bicycle ride safe.
iScreen Vision is a pediatric vision screening tool for infants, pre-school children and school- age children that is beneficial in helping identify potential vision problems of our patients. It is painless and very child-friendly and provides comprehensive, accurate results in just minutes.
Young children actually learn a lot when they play. It is important that they have opportunities to play and that they play with others.
Measles, mumps, and rubella are serious diseases that can lead to serious illnesses. You or your child could catch these diseases simply by being around someone who has them. They spread from person to person through the air.
Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults. Before the vaccine, about 100 people died each year as a result of chickenpox in the United States. Learn more about this important vaccine.
Your child may need extra love and care after getting vaccinated. Some vaccinations that protect children from serious diseases also can cause discomfort for a while. Here are answers to questions many parents have after their children have been vaccinated.
The user friendly patient portal offers many benefits, including private access to your child’s medical information online. Learn about the many reasons to sign up and how to get started.
The comprehensive developmental screening should be completed online prior to all well visits from age 1 month to 6 years, ADHD/ADD visits, and visits with behavioral concerns. This type of enhanced developmental screening is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and hailed as a major advancement in preventive care for kids.