Revista chilena de pediatría
versión impresa ISSN 0370-4106
VERICAT, AGUSTINA y ORDEN, ALICIA B. Psychomotor Development Screening Tools in Latin America. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2010, vol.81, n.5, pp. 391-401. ISSN 0370-4106. doi: 10.4067/S0370-41062010000500002.
Primary Care physicians play an important role in detecting psychomotor development problems. There are a number of useful tools available for this purpose. This paper provides a review of the literature of some methods utilized in Latin America, with special emphasis on screening tools. A follow up protocol for patients with developmental delay is suggested in order to simplify the diagnostic process. Finally, a few hurdles in implementation of developmental control are pointed out.
Palabras clave : Psychomotor development; screening tools; primary care; Latin America.