Texas Rebuild: Identifying and Addressing Developmental Delay in the Primary Care Setting

July 30, 2021

Needs Statement

As many as 20 percent of children and adults have significant mental and behavioral health concerns at any given time. Exposure to a disaster like Hurricane Harvey and the trauma that comes with it often exacerbates pre-existing issues and/or brings new issues to the surface, with post-traumatic stress often presenting as “other” mental illnesses, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, school conduct issues or even physical illness. The result is a large and complex problem that must be addressed. During January of 2021, Texas Children's Hospital department of Psychology disseminated a Behavioral Health Integration Needs Assessment. Respondents reported having interests in filling knowledge deficiencies in Disruptive Behavior, ADHD, Developmental Delays (ASD, PDD), Academic and Learning Problems, Anxiety and Mood, Weight Management and Nutrition, amongst others.

This activity will discuss components of evidence-based treatments for developmental delays in youth.  This activity seeks to educate providers on how to respond to these symptoms and evidence-based recommendations providers can make. There will be time dedicated to answer questions related to developmental delays.

Target Audience

This activity is for Pediatricians and primary care providers (family practitioners, NPs, PAs) who treat children and adolescents, RNs, LVNs, LPCs, Social Workers, and Administrative leaders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify developmental delay in the primary care pediatrics population through use of evidence-based assessment tools and other relevant strategies
  • Distinguish common developmental diagnoses and understand possible behavioral and mental health outcomes
  • Provide relevant recommendations and resources including making appropriate referrals and initiating the special education process
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/30/2021 - 12:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
07/30/2021 - 1:30pm CDT
United States

Diane Antonvich, M.A., L.P.C. - Planning Committee
Clinical Program Coordinator
Psychology Service
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Marni Axelrad, Ph.D., A.B.P.P - Activity Director
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Research Support: Rebuild Texas


Rachel Brock - Planning Committee
Practice Administrator
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Timothy Brown, M.P.H., P.M.P - Planning Committee
Senior Project Manager
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Sadiqa Cash, Ph.D. - Presenter
Assistant Professor 
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital - Autism Center

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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