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Parents Urged to Watch Children for Developmental Problems

A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention campaign launched this week encourages parents to monitor young children's social, emotional and physical development. Recognizing possible early signs of developmental disabilities including mental retardation, ADHD and autism means that parents can seek early treatment for their children.

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Award-winning journalist Patti Neighmond is NPR's health policy correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.