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: 1.25 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. Based on stated criteria and patient needs, determine appropriate referrals for a child who is at risk for, or determined to have, a developmental delay or disorder.

Note: In this course, the term "parent" also refers to guardians and other caregivers.

Please note this module expires on 8/18/2023.

This module was released on 8/18/2020.

Accreditation Statement


Browser Requirements

The medical definitions in this module were obtained or adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. National Library of Medicine.