Pediatricians Wanted! Participate in Doctoral Dissertation

WHO? Pediatricians who are actively conducting well-child visits.

WHAT? Participate in a national survey to explore screening, identification and referral procedures for suspected early speech and language delays or disorders during infant and toddler well-child visits.

• REQUIRED: ONLINE survey (10-15 minutes)
• OPTIONAL: Post-survey phone interview (10-15 mins) takes place via phone or video conference at an agreed upon time according to pediatricians’ availability.

Krista Voelmle, MA CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist

Krista’s research aims to help pediatricians identify and implement effective screening procedures into their practices. Krista strives to ultimately, improve the conversation between pediatricians and parents/caregivers during well-child visits. Her ultimate career goal is to aid in increasing the identification of early  speech and language delays/disorders before early school age.

To access survey go to website
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Got Transition?

Newly available: A free toolkit to help providers assist youth and their families with the transition from pediatric to adult health care. The Orange County Care Coordination Collaborative for Kids (OCC3 for Kids) developed this Transition Toolkit based on the Got Transition model along with an Orange County-specific list of resources. The Transition Toolkit can be customized by the user, and includes elements for health care providers, youth, parents and service providers. The accompanying list of resources is intended to help transition-age youth with everything from health care skills and health services to school, employment, independent living, and community resources.

For training or more information on the Transition Toolkit, contact Erika Jewell, Manager of Case Management & Social Services at CHOC Children’s at

Optimizing Feeding Outcomes: Engaging Providers and Patients in a Lasting Change Process

January 23-25, 2020 | Newport Beach Marriott

Conference Topics will Include

  • Feeding Transitions after the NICU
  • Neurobiology of Feeding
  • Overcoming Therapeutic Roadblocks to Treatment Progress
  • Predicting Potential for Change in Feeding Trajectory for Complex Patients
  • Long-Term Outcomes of CHOC Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
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Participants with Autism for Physical Exercise Study Needed

We are investigating the effects of physical exercise on anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Participants will be asked to participate 3 times a week for 8 consecutive weeks in a physical exercise intervention or LEGO/Minecraft therapy. Parents will fill out questionnaires and participants will be asked to provide saliva samples. Up to $150 in gift cards and small prizes will be provided for compensation.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Children between 6-12 years old
  • Clinical diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Children are able to participate in moderate physical exercise
  • Covered by CalOptima or qualify as low-income

Participation Involves

  • Orientation
  • Moderate physical exercise or playing with LEGOs/Minecraft
  • Filling out questionnaires
  • Providing saliva samples

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders – 2500 Red Hill Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92705
For more information please contact: Dr. Jean Gehricke’s Lab – (949) 267-0494

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ECHO Autism Project

Wish you knew more about autism? Want to learn more about the different resources available to you and your patients? Join the ECHO Autism Project!

WHO: Currently practicing as a healthcare provider for children or adults
WHAT: Participate in interactive case presentations and didactic video conferencing
WHERE: Your office! 2x a month via video conferencing (ECHO clinic) for 6 months

For more information, contact Meghan Dawson at (949) 267-0462 or


Help Me Grow OC Children’s Screening Registry (FREE)

The OC Children’s Screening Registry is an online database designed to enable primary health care providers and community-based providers to view and/or enter developmental and behavioral screening data and share information on referrals and outcomes.

This training covers user types, viewing functions and other features of the Registry such as: login; child search/add; entering screening results; referrals; and reports. Attendees with also receive supporting documents and hands-on practice utilizing the Registry.

Trainer: Jaquely Norton, M. A.

Participants: New OC Children’s Screening Registry users or those seeking a refresher

Materials Needed: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, with Wi-Fi capability, for the hands-on portion of the training

For Additional Information: Call (949) 267-0312 or email

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Family Support Network

Developmental Screenings Calendar of Events

The Developmental Screening Program is designed for children ages 0-5. Focusing in 7 key areas of Development.  A comprehensive screening is conducted for developmental, cognitive, emotional/behavioral, and physical health.  Qualified therapists screen children in the following areas: gross and fine motor skills, speech and language, vision, hearing, dental health, physical health and emotional/behavior health.

Participating in all screenings are the following agencies:

Providence Speech and Hearing Center  ·  Western Youth Services
Intervention Center for Early Childhood  ·  Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County
Regional Center of Orange County · Blind Children’s Learning Center

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Children’s Bureau
Infant/Toddler Home Visitation Program

If you have a child age 0 to 5 years, we are here to help you:

  • Boost your confidence as a parent
  • Help your child grow up healthy
  • Learn parenting techniques that really work

Please call (714) 399-2621 for more information

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