Table 3.

Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention

Medical careHealth maintenance and preventive care
Acute illness care
Chronic illness care, collaborating with subspecialty health providers
Identification of behavioral and developmental consequencesPeriodic assessment
Monitoring and referral
Assessment of family strengthsKnowledge
Social support
Coping skills
Psychological status
Education about illnessDevelopmentally appropriate
Ongoing
Decision making
Planning for educationMedication and treatment
Emergency plans
Implications of condition for participation in classes and outside activities
Special evaluation or placements
  • Reprinted with permission from Thyen U, Perrin JM. Chronic health conditions. In: Carey WB, Crocker A, Coleman WL, Elias ER, Feldman HM, eds. Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company; 2009, p. 351.