TABLE 2

Expected Benefits of Evaluation for DD/MR3

For parentsQuestions addressed
    What is the cause of my child's delays?
    How did this happen?
    Are there medical complications?
    What can we expect in the future?
    Is there treatment?
    Will this happen again in future children?
    Can it be prevented in future children?
    Can we test for it in future pregnancies?
    Are others in my family at risk?
    How can I learn more?
    What support resources are available?
For pediatriciansClarification of etiology, prognosis, genetic mechanism(s), recurrence risks, treatment options
Avoidance of unnecessary tests
Information regarding management or surveillance and family support
Research/treatment protocols
Co-management of appropriate patients