PEDS eLearning for General Practitioners (GPs)
RACGP QI&CPD Accredited Activity Category 2: 6 points
Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
(PEDS) is an evidence-based tool for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioural problems in children aged from birth to seven years and 11 months. PEDS resources include a parent completed questionnaire and practitioner completed Scoring and Interpretation forms.
It is recommended that you have been using PEDS in your work with children and families for at least 6 months before attempting to complete the Advanced Practice PEDS course.
Course 1 PEDS Foundation is for practitioners, both experienced and those new to PEDS. PEDS Foundation consists of four modules:
- Introduction to developmental screening.
- Understanding PEDS.
- Using PEDS.
- PEDS in practice.
This course provides an overview of developmental screening, informs practitioners of the science that underpins PEDS and provides step by step instructions on the practical application of the tool. Key to the successful application of PEDS is parent engagement. Throughout the course you will be encouraged to reflect on your practice and review how you support children and families.
A bookmark feature allows you to exit a module when needed and start again where you left off.
Course 2 PEDS Advanced Practice This course complements Course 1 PEDS Foundation and aims to enhance your skills to review and reflect on:
- the latest research underpinning PEDS.
- your application of the tool.
- the depth of your child development and child behaviour knowledge.
- your understanding of the technical aspects of PEDS, including a review of the latest version of the PEDS forms.
- more case studies and other useful resources
Learning Objectives: PEDS Foundation (Course 1)
Participants will increase their understanding of the:
- importance of the early years in a child’s life and the need for early detection of developmental concerns
- background and rationale of population surveillance and developmental screening
- development of PEDS and the rationale underpinning this parent-led screening tool
- technical components of the PEDS tool and the use of its materials
- effective implementation of PEDS in partnership with families
- use of PEDS with a diverse range of families
- need to reflect on/review their current use of PEDS and plan for any changes to current practice.
Learning Objectives: PEDS Advanced Practice (Course 2)
Participants will further increase their understanding of the:
- background and rationale of PEDS
- PEDS materials, including any updates
- need to critically review their use of PEDS with families and plan for any changes to their current practice
- ways they may support others in their use of PEDS
By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate RACGP - PEDS Course 1 & 2
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