Early Identification of the Child at Risk

A Philippine Perspective
  • Corazon V. Madrazo
  • Phoebe Dauz Williams
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


In 1968 Wilson and Junger wrote:

As communicable disease comes under control in the developing countries... the chronic diseases that occupy the limelight in the developed countries may be expected to increase in importance in them; in some of the developing countries this trend has already become apparent. It may... be expected that screening for disease will grow in importance. (p. 8)

Screening is the presumptive identification of an unrecognized disease or defect by the application of tests, examinations, or other procedure that can be applied rapidly. Screening tests sort out apparently well persons who probably have the problem from those who probably do not, permitting those with positive or suspicious findings to be referred for diagnosis and necessary treatment as early as possible. This early detection model is also called secondary prevention and applies to developmental disabilities as well as to detection of disease.


Cerebral Palsy Developmental Disability Retarded Child Anticipatory Guidance Primary Health Care Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Corazon V. Madrazo
    • 1
  • Phoebe Dauz Williams
    • 2
  1. 1.Philippine Nurses’ AssociationMalate, ManilaPhilippines
  2. 2.College of NursingUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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