American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

EBP Compendium: Summary of Clinical Practice Guideline

Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement
Preventive Services for Children and Adolescents

Morrissey, L., Bartz, J., et al. (2006).
Bloomington (MN): Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, 77 pages.

AGREE Rating: Highly Recommended

Description:

This guideline provides recommendations for preventive services for children and adolescents. The primary audiences are health professionals and experts.

Recommendations:

  • Assessment/Diagnosis
    • Assessment Areas
      • Speech and Language - "The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has recently completed an analysis of the data surrounding screening for speech and language disorders for children under five years of age. The U.S. Preventive Task Force gave an "I" recommendation for this practice, which is insufficient evidence to recommend for or against (Nelson, 2006" (p. 30).
      • Hearing - "There is insufficient evidence to recommend newborn hearing screening by any method (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2001a). Screening for asymptomatic hearing impairment beyond age 3 is not recommended, although thorough follow-up should be provided of potential cases identified by symptoms or thorough school-based screening programs (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force)" (p. 32).

Keywords: Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

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Added to Compendium: November 2010

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