The Importance of Developmental Screening
When it comes to our children, we want to do everything possible to ensure that they are healthy and growing as expected. One way to do...
Review your patients' developmental progress since their last visit in seconds and go into a well-child checkup with a plan.
Home videos of achieved milestones uploaded by caregivers
Every child I come across, I should have seen earlier. I can see Pathfinder getting us there.
— EIS Provider
The app could potentially be a breakthrough with how we monitor infants-children.
— Michael H.T. Sia, MD, MPH, FAAP
Pathfinder revolutionizes the way clinicians assess progress and recommend interventions.
— Elizabeth Perkins, MD FAAP
The average age of diagnosis is over 5 years for conditions that can be detected before a child turns 2.
This means most children receive treatments after the critical early intervention window when most of the major brain structures are mature, and it becomes more difficult (and more expensive) to make significant changes.
— Dr. Turner-Brown
20% of U.S. kids have developmental disorders (including autism).
Only 17% of children receive standardized developmental screening
Only 3% get early intervention.
of all US counties lack any autism diagnostic resources.
children don't get the developmental care they need each year.
Get a longitudinal development summary through Pathfinder clinical dashboards and interval history; including, video records of the child achieving milestones or displaying concerns.
Pathfinder users have over 85% adherence to AAP screening guidelines.
Paul Patterson, MD, FAAP
Co-Founder & CMO
In addition to his role at Pathfinder, Paul is a board-certified Pediatrician and expert in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. In this capacity, he works with families of children with a variety of neurodevelopmental disabilities and mental health disorders, including cerebral palsy, autism, genetic syndromes, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.
As a parent of a child with developmental delays, Paul is particularly passionate about empowering parents and advocating for their children. As one of only 800 developmental-behavioral pediatricians in the country, he is uniquely positioned to help those who are struggling the most.
Developmental psychologist with a background in child development and education research.
Kavita Naik Cherry
Board-certified occupational therapist and clinical expert in pediatrics.
Board-certified physical therapist and clinical expert in developmental pediatrics.
Board-certified speech language pathologist with clinical experience in pediatrics.
Pathfinder Health app is a starting point towards helping children receive the developmental support they may need. It revolutionizes the way clinicians assess progress and recommend interventions.
An interval history. The information about a child’s development is only a click away: completed milestones, screening results, daily behavior & mood, parents and daycare notes/concerns. In 30 seconds you will learn about your patient development more than in a 30-min visit.
Data-driven discussions & intervention. Once data is reviewed, you can go into the visit with the plan. Accurate, up-to-date, and thorough information naturally leads to a higher quality of care, from better diagnoses to reduced errors.
Missed milestones alerts can help you keep track of each patient's developmental health and intervene immediately via a built-in telehealth module.
Making health care more affordable in rural areas. Instead of having to travel long distances, parents can consult with you via Pathfinder mobile app.
Immediate practice integration. Simple implementation and effortless integration into your medical routine. All you need to do is to register and add your patients.
Increased productivity & efficiency. Speed up office visits without sacrificing a patient-centered approach by having all the information in the palm of your hand. Reduce miscommunication with parents and paperwork.
Better clinical decision-making by getting patient longitudinal information from multiple sources: parents, grandparents, nanny, and daycare.
Don't have training in dev delay? 50% of children are seen by family doctors, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. Pathfinder allows all clinicians adherence to the best evidence-based practices and AAP/CDC screening guidelines.
Patient satisfaction. An efficient practice not only saves time and money but can also bring in more referrals.
- Reduce wait times and the overall time patients spend in your office. Parents are busy people, too. Importantly, shorter office visits also reduce patients’ exposure to illnesses carried by other patients, like COVID-19.
- Show your patients you have their children's best interests in mind. Reaching major milestones at the right age is the most common concern for the majority of new moms.
- Help lower potential health care costs. Intervention is more effective and less costly when developmental delays are identified earlier in life rather than later.
Increased productivity & efficiency. Time savings with well-organized information will help your practice see more patients and generate more revenue.
Increase in billing. If you're not doing SWYC/M-CHAT clinical screenings, you might be leaving money on the table. Let parents take the screenings at the convenience of their home, so you can do the assessments, code, and bill for these services. Although the fee-for-service payment for screening and assessments may be small ($5 to $60), it can add up to significant income across a patient panel.
Disclaimer: The information on this site are not designed to and do not provide medical advice, formal autism evaluation, formal developmental evaluation, professional diagnosis, or treatment. The information is NOT intended to replace consultation with your child's pediatrician or a qualified mental health professional.