Parents of School-aged Kids



Recommended Visits:

We follow the American Academy of Pediatric's (AAP's) recommendations for preventive pediatric healthcare and recommend annual visits at ages 4-11 for your school-aged child. Please note that a well child visit at 4 or 5 years old and at 11 years old are particularly important given that there are school-required vaccines administered at those appointments.

Our Policy on Child Development and Behavior Screenings:

Screening/Diagnostic Tools:
As pediatric providers, we want to receive the most accurate information to help us lead to the best diagnosis for your child. For further information regarding an individual screening tool, please click on the appropriate link below:

Children's Clinic Well Child Questionnaire is used at all well-child visits conducted at the Children's Clinic to help identify families who may need resources for food insecurity and to determine if patients are receiving dental and vision care elsewhere so that we do not duplicate and charge for care your child already has access to.

Asthma Control Test (ACT) is a five question tool that provides a numerical score to help your healthcare provider determine if your asthma symptoms are well controlled.

General Anxiety Disorder-7 (GAD-7) is a useful tool in primary care for measuring the severity of anxiety systems.

Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is used for screening, diagnosing, monitoring, and measuring the severity of depression. We screen all patients for depression starting at age 12 and at all well child exams after that.

Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED) is a brief instrument intended for youth and their parents to complete and can discriminate between depression and anxiety, as well as among distinct anxiety disorders.

Vanderbilt Assessment Scales are used by healthcare providers to help diagnose ADHD in children. The initial assessment scales are completed by a parent and a teacher. We then use separate follow up Vanderbilt assessments to determine how well symptoms are controlled and the effectiveness of treatment.

Our Policy on Childhood Immunizations:

We strongly support immunizations for all children and believe that immunizing kids is the most important act we perform as pediatric healthcare providers.

Please take a moment to review our Immunization Schedule as well as check out the reliable information we have gathered and shared from trusted sources on our Immunizations tab.

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