Michelle M. Macias, MD, is associate professor of pediatrics and medical director, developmental pediatrics,
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. She is a member of the executive committee of
the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on D
To encourage accurate and early identification of children with delays, disabilities, and emerging problems, in 2006 the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its policy statement on developmental surveillance (DS) and screening to include a decision-making paradigm.