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FYI: Motor delay tool, immunization resources, coding webinar

August 1, 2023

Tool to track physical developmental milestones

A new tool from offers a jumping off point for families seeking information about physical developmental milestones like rolling, sitting or walking. The motor delay tool also helps create a list of concerns to discuss with the family’s pediatrician.

Families can use the tool to do the following:

  • See a list of physical skills their child is doing now or might be doing soon.
  • Filter the list based on the child’s age, up to 5 years old.
  • Learn more about individual skills and see graphics and videos.
  • Add a skill to a list if they have a concern or question about their child’s ability to do the skill.
  • Review the list, add notes for their pediatrician and print or save the list as a PDF on their phone or computer.

Access the motor delay tool in English at and in Spanish at

Resources on learning differences

The AAP in partnership with has launched a new resource that provides pediatricians with tools and information to share with families on learning and thinking differences, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and dyslexia.

The collaboration expands the Academy’s partnership on Take N.O.T.E., a step-by-step tool to help families spot signs of learning and thinking differences.

Access the resource hub at and the Take N.O.T.E. tool at

Immunization reminder, recall strategies

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in declining immunization rates. Pediatricians can use immunization recall and reminder systems to identify and notify families whose children are behind on immunizations or due soon.

Many state immunization information systems and electronic health records can run reports that practices can use to contact patients who are overdue. Potential strategies include using social media, reminder postcards and letters, patient portals, text messages, phone calls and auto dialers.

Customizable reminder and recall resources, including social media graphics and printable resources, are available at

Adolescent immunization discussion guides

The AAP has resources and tools to help pediatricians and other primary care providers improve vaccine conversations with patients ages 9-18 years and their families.

The Adolescent Immunization Discussion Guides include family-friendly infographics and speaking points to promote efficient, productive conversations and explain what’s behind each vaccine recommendation.

Resources include immunization schedules; guides on flu, HPV, meningococcal, tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, and dengue vaccines; and tips for using the guides.

Access graphics and discussion guides at

Pediatric cardiology meeting

The AAP is co-sponsoring a meeting Aug. 26-27 in Washington, D.C., as part of the World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. The AAP meeting will provide pediatricians, family physicians, advance practice providers and others the chance to review key topics regarding cardiovascular health and disease in neonates, infants, children and adolescents.

AAP President Sandy L. Chung, M.D., FAAP, will be one of the featured speakers. Register at

Hospital Pediatrics submissions on mental health

Hospital Pediatrics is accepting article submissions that focus on hospital care and the mental health crisis for the May 2024 issue to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Month.

The AAP journal will accept submissions of all article types (e.g., original science and perspectives). The new Health Equity Rounds section provides an opportunity to submit articles that highlight patient and family stories.

The journal is especially interested in submissions in community settings and at university-affiliated hospitals that address research to improve care of children with mental health emergencies, reduce disparities, train clinicians, support caregivers and reduce clinicians’ moral distress. 

Submit by Dec. 8, 2023, to ensure consideration. More information is available at

New coding webinar

Linda D. Parsi, M.D., M.B.A., CPEDC, FAAP, discusses coding for the top services provided in a general pediatric office, including problem-oriented evaluation and management (E/M), preventive E/M, vaccines and medications, during a webinar titled Superbill – Super Pediatrician: Maximize Revenue in 2023.

She also explains how to make your own office superbill and how to add categories to complement your workflow. 

To register, visit For information on all 2023 AAP coding webinars, visit

Practical Pediatrics course

The 2023 Practical Pediatrics CME Course Sept. 1-3 in Washington, D.C., features nationally prominent faculty presenting topics that highlight current issues in pediatrics. It is designed for pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants caring for children.

Each course combines lectures, interactive seminars and Q&A sessions that allow interaction with faculty in solving problems encountered in everyday clinical settings.

Course topics include allergy and immunology, emergency medicine, infectious diseases, neurology, pulmonology and sports medicine.

Attendees can earn up to 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits and 17 Maintenance of Certification Part 2 points.

Register by Aug. 4 to save $150. Visit

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