Age-appropriate Patient Information Handouts
Updated for 2013
"Anticipatory Guidance" is a common term in the field of general pediatrics. It refers to providing education to parents
about what to expect, or anticipate, over the next few months or years with your child. Recommendations are specific to a child's age at the time of a visit.
As a busy general pediatrician, I find there to be no
single, clear resource for information to proved my patients on anticipatory guidance and
health maintenance issues. Here, we provide the pediatrician and
parent with up-to-date, simple, single-page information sheets that can be utilized
at Well Child Checks from birth to adolescence.
Feel free to download them. If you
are a pediatrician, you can hand them out to your parents; if you are a parent, you should
review them at check-ups with your own pediatrician.
Steven J. Halm, DO, FAAP, FACOP