Table 8.

Parental Report of Developmental Services

Topics Reported by Parents as More Likely to Have
Been Addressed by Providers
Topics Reported by Parents as Less Likely to Have
Been Addressed by Providers
Measure 1: Anticipatory Guidance from Providers—All Ages
(Percentage Reporting “No, but I wish we had discussed that”)
1.  Talk about how to dress, bathe, and feed child (8.4%)1.  Talk about things to do to help child grow and learn (26%)
2.  Talk generally about child's growth and development (9.6%)2.  Talk about kinds of behaviors to expect to see in child (23%)
Measure 1: Anticipatory Guidance from Providers—3–9 months
(Percentage Saying “No, but I wish we had discussed that”)
1. Talk about child's sleeping position (8.3%)1.  Talk about what child is able to understand (37.5%)
2. Talk about where child sleeps (16.7%)2.  Talk about how child communicates needs (29.2%)
Measure 1: Anticipatory Guidance from Providers—10–18 months
(Percentage Saying “No, but I wish we had discussed that”)
1. Talk about sleeping with a bottle (8.7%)1.  Talk about toilet training (33%)
2.  Talk about vitamins and foods child needs (15.2%)2.  Talk about guidance and limit setting techniques (32.4%)
Measure 1: Anticipatory Guidance from Provider—19–48 months
(Percentage Reporting “No, but I wish we had discussed that”)
1.  Talk about things child may start to do for him/herself (23.9%)1.  Talk about ways to help child respect dangerous situations (37.3%)
2. Talk about toilet training (24.3%)2.  Talk about guidance and limit setting techniques (37.3%)
Measures 4 and 5: Family Psychosocial Assessment
(Percentage Reporting “No, doctor/other provider did not ask”)
1.  Whether anyone in your family smokes (32.1%)1.  Whether you felt depressed, sad, or had crying spells (90.4%)
2.  Whether anyone in your family uses drugs or drinks alcohol excessively (65.3%)2.  How your own childhood experiences may impact your relationship with your child (95.8%)
3.  Whether you feel safe in your home (74.4%)3. Stressors in the family or home (86%)
Measure 6: Family-Centered Care
(Percentage Reporting Doctors/Other Providers “Never” Do This)
1.  Respect you as the expert on your child (6.1%)1.  Talk about resources available to you in your community (59%)
2.  Take time to understand the specific needs of your child (6.5%)2.  Ask how you are feeling as a parent (46%)/Talk about safety and health issues in your community (45.9%)