TABLE 1

The Purposes of the Comprehensive Medical Genetics Evaluation of the Young Child With GDD or ID

1. Clarification of etiology
2. Provision of prognosis or expected clinical course
3. Discussion of genetic mechanism(s) and recurrence risks
4. Refined treatment options
5. Avoidance of unnecessary or redundant diagnostic tests
6. Information regarding treatment, symptom management, or surveillance for known complications
7. Provision of condition-specific family support
8. Access to research treatment protocols
9. Opportunity for comanagement of appropriate patients in the context of a medical home to ensure the best health, social, and health care services satisfaction outcomes for the child and family