CE Credit

Developmental Surveillance and Screening: Birth through 6 Years

Welcome to the training on Developmental Surveillance and Screening: Birth through 6 Years provided by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).

Credit hours: 1.00 CE


The goal of this module is to equip Texas Health Steps providers and others to conduct developmental surveillance and screening during preventive medical checkups for children birth through 6 years, use approved screening tools, make appropriate referrals, and coordinate care in the primary care setting.

Target Audience

Texas Health Steps providers and other interested health-care professionals.

Specific Learning Objectives

After completing the activities of this module, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the requirements of the Texas Health Steps Periodicity Schedule for developmental surveillance and screening of children birth through 6 years. 
  2. Specify how to respond when parents or caregivers express concern about a child’s development or behavior. 
  3. Employ the validated screening tools approved by Texas Health Steps. 
  4. Choose appropriate referrals for a child who is at risk for, or determined to have, a developmental delay or disorder.

Please note this module expires on 11/7/2020.

This module was released on 11/7/2017.

Accreditation Statement


The DSHS audiovisual library’s ECI collection includes videos, books, assessment instruments, audio resources, and journals concerning children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Materials can be checked out by any Texas resident.