American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary For Parents and Caregivers: Testing For the Cause of Global Developmental Delay

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American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Guideline Summary For Parents and Caregivers: Testing For the Cause of Global Developmental Delay

Description

This tool was developed to give parents and caregivers information about testing for global developmental delay in children.

This tool addresses the following questions:

  • How will the doctor notice any developmental delays?
  • What causes global developmental delay?
  • How will the doctor diagnose the cause of global developmental delay?
    • Genetic, molecular, and metabolic tests
    • Screening for other disorders
    • Standard genetic testing (chromosome testing)
    • Neuroimaging - computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
    • Electroencephalography (EEG)
    • Vision and hearing tests

Developer:

American Academy of Neurology; Child Neurology Society

Funding Sources:

American Academy of Neurology

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: September 2004
Last Updated: 07/31/13

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