Evolving neuroscience reveals an ever-strong relationship between children's earliest development/environment and later life experience, including physical and mental health, school performance and behaviour. Paediatricians, family physicians and other primary care providers need to make the most of well-baby visits-here a focus on an enhanced 18-month… (More)
BACKGROUND There is widespread interest in identification of developmental delay in the first six years of life. This requires, however, a reliable and valid measure for screening. In Ontario, the 18-month enhanced well-baby visit includes province-wide administration of a parent-reported survey, the Nipissing District Developmental Screening (NDDS) tool,… (More)
Background The development of the On Track guide was guided by the principles that all children: u Develop at their own pace u Develop within the context of their families and communities The On Track guide uses a strength-based, holistic approach and provides a tool to support: u The healthy development of all children within their own pace and context u… (More)
Executive Summary Early childhood or " the early years " is the most important developmental phase of life in which crucial advancements in physical, social, cognitive, emotional and language domains take place. Experiences during this time-and even before birth-influence health, education and economic prospects throughout life. Experiences in the first six… (More)
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