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The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention

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CHDI staff Susan Macary, Lisa Honigfeld, and Margaret Berry, along with UConn Health’s Dotty Wakefield, co-authored a research article entitled, “Hearing and Vision Screening in Pediatric Primary Care and the Sharing of Results with Early Care and Education Programs." The article was recently published in The Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (Volume 2, Issue 1).

Results from the study indicate that while most pediatric primary care providers shared screening results with early care and education programs, the rate of sharing was significantly lower among younger compared to older children. Pediatric primary care providers also indicated they were "unable to assess hearing and vision" more so in younger compared to older children. Findings from this study highlight the need for improved support for pediatric primary care providers in implementing sensory screening for younger children and suggest a greater role for early care and education programs in screening to ensure healthy development and early learning for young children. 

Much of the research cited in this journal article supports CHDI's work to: