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The Survey of Well-being of Young Children

Publications, Invited Talks, and Presentations

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  • Mackie, T., Sheldrick, R.C., Tan, C., Carter, A.S. Systems-Level Analysis of Implementing a Two Stage Screening Protocol for Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Community-Based Setting. (2016, May). Panel presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Baltimore, MD.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Marakovitz, S.M., Perrin, E.C. Young children at-risk for autism: Implications of the broader phenotype for screening. (2016, May). Platform presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Garfinkel, D., Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. Predictive value of screening instruments varies across the range of positive scores. (2016, May). Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Bevan, S.L., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. Identifying developmental-behavioral problems among young children. (2016, May). Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Baltimore, MD.
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2015, November). Using screening results to inform clinical decision making. Lecture in epidemiology delivered to the Master’s program in Clinical and Translational Science, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Perrin, EC. (2015, November). Toxic Stress and developmental screening in pediatric practice:  the SWYC.  National  Improvement Partnership Network Annual Meeting, Burlington VT.  
  • Perrin, E.C. & Sheldrick, R.C. (2015, October). Toxic stress and The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children. Grand rounds at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA.
  • Perrin, EC (2015, October).  he argument for comprehensive developmental and behavioral screening in pediatrics. Grand Rounds delivered at the University of Colorado, Denver Children’s Hospital.  
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2015, September). The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children and Its Use in Clinical Care, Keynote speaker for the annual conference of the Tennessee chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Perrin, EC (2015, May). Comprehensive developmental screening in pediatric practice:  the SWYC.  Grand Rounds delivered at the University of Hawaii, Maui.  
  • Perrin, EC (2015, May). A new comprehensive tool for community surveillance of children’s wellbeing. Presentation delivered at Developmental Screening: Community Stakeholders Conference, Maui, Hawaii.
  • Perrin, EC (2015, May). A new comprehensive tool for community surveillance of children’s wellbeing.  Presentation delivered at Developmental Screening:  Community Stakeholders Conference, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii. 
  • Perrin, EC. (2015, May). Comprehensive developmental screening in pediatric practice:  the SWYC.  Lecture delivered to Hawaii Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2015, March). Use of objective methods in clinical decision making. Lecture delivered to the undergraduate seminar in public health, Sargent College of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences, Boston University.
  • Perrin, EC. (2015, January). Comprehensive developmental screening in pediatric practice:  the SWYC. Lecture delivered to South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, December). Using screening results to inform clinical decision making. Lecture delivered to the Master’s program in Clinical and Translational Science, Sackler School of Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine.
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, October). The Survey of Well-being of Young Children. Invited talk delivered to Autism Speaks conference: Autism Screening and Diagnosis in Low Resource Settings: Challenges and Opportunities to Enhance Research and Services Worldwide, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, July). The Survey of Well-being for Young Children and its use in clinical practice. Grand Rounds delivered at Rhode Island Hospital.
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, May). Where should we draw the line? Decision thresholds for screening instruments with ordinal or continuous results.Lecture delivered for the Advanced Quantitative Methods course, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Harvard Medical School, MA.
  • Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, May). Using screening results to support clinical decision making: A detailed overview of quality assessment and diagnostic accuracy. Lecture delivered for the Advanced Quantitative Methods course, Global Clinical Scholars Research Training Program, Harvard Medical School, MA.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, March). The Survey of Well-being for Young Children: Overview and future directions. Grand Rounds delivered at the Cambridge Hospital, MA.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C., Thornburg, K., Beckmann, K. (2014, January). Developmental screening: A community of practice. Webinar delivered to the Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2014, January). The Survey of Well-being for Young Children: Overview and future directions. Presentation delivered to the Rhode Island Department of Public Health.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2013, April). The Survey of Well-being of Young Children: An introduction. Presentation delivered to the Tribal Early Childhood Research Center, University of Colorado at Denver.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2013, February). The Survey of Well-being of Young Children: An introduction. Presentation delivered to a consortium of state and county-level agencies interested in researching and implementing the SWYC, including the state of Delaware, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade county, Orange County, and San Diego County.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2012, November). The Survey of Well-being of Young Children: An introduction. Presentation delivered to the Home Visiting Research Network, Johns Hopkins University.
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C. (2012, May). The Survey of Well-being of Young Children. Invited talk delivered at the annual meeting ofMassachusetts chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Perrin, E.C., Sheldrick, R.C., Schorr, E., McEvoy, P. (2012, January). Infant and toddler screenings and the Surveillance of Well-being for Young Children. Webinar invited by the Grantmakers for Children, Youth & Families.
  • Perrin, E.C. & Sheldrick, R.C. (2011, July). Development and initial validation of the Survey of Wellbeing for Young Children (SWYC). Invited talk delivered to Administration of Children and Families, Washington, DC.
  • Perrin, E.C. & Sheldrick, R.C. (2011, March). Development and initial validation of the Survey of Wellbeing for Young Children (SWYC). Invited talk delivered to the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GE.

  • Marakovitz, S.M., Sheldrick, R.C., Ramirez, L.I., Garfinkel, D.W., Perrin, E.C. Detecting Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children: Effectiveness of Developmental and Autism-Specific Screening Questionnaires. (2015, May). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Garfinkel, D.W., El-Behadli, A.F., Perrin, E.C. Comparison of Screening Strategies to Detect the Full Range of Developmental-Behavioral Problems Among Young Children. (2015, May). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Frenette, E.C., El-Behadli, A.F., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. How well does developmental-behavioral screening identify previously unknown problems in young children? (2015, May). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Rojas, B., Ramirez, L.I., Marakovitz, S.M., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. Heterogeneity among Children Presenting with Developmental Problems. (2015, May). Abstract presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Hastedt, I., Garfinkel, D.W., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. Detecting Young Children with Sleep and Eating Problems. (2015, May). Abstract presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Landis, C., & Wang, P. How to conduct and publish systematic research reviews. (2014, September). Concurrent session presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Nashville, TN
  • Chan, K., Polk, D., Sheldrick, R.C. Decision thresholds in developmental-behavioral screening: Gaining insight through system dynamics modeling. (2013, July). Parallel presentation at the International Conference of the System Dynamics Society, Cambridge, MA.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Mattern K., Perrin, E.C. Assessing Cognitive, Language and Motor Development as Part of a Comprehensive Screening Instrument for Children Up to 5 Years of Age. (2013, May). Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, Washington DC.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Merchant, S., Neger, E.C., Perrin, E.C. The Survey of Well-being of Young Children: A comprehensive surveillance instrument for children under five. (2012, September). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Boston, MA.
  • Merchant, S., Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Perrin, E.C. (2011, September). Development and initial validation of a new instrument for developmental surveillance. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, San Antonio, TX.
  • Smith N., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. (2011, May). An Abbreviated Screen for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Platform presentation delivered at thePediatric Academic Societies' & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Merchant, S., Henson, B.S., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C., & Murphy, J.M. (2011, May). Development and Initial Validation of the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC). Platform presentation delivered at the Pediatric Academic Societies' & Asian Society for Pediatric Researchjoint meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Merchant, S., Henson, B.S., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C., & Murphy, J.M. (2011, March). Development and Initial Validation of the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC). Platform presentation delivered at the annual meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research,Philadelphia, PA.
  • Merchant, S., Henson, B.S., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C., & Murphy, J.M. (2011, March). Development and Initial Validation of the Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC). Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Merchant, S., Henson, B.S., Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C., & Murphy, J.M. (2011, April). Development and Initial Validation of the Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC). Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Arg, A. (2009, October). Surveillance for developmental-behavioral disorders in pediatric practice: A dynamic systems model.Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for the Study of Human Development (SSHD), Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Sheldrick, R.C., Briggs-Gowan, M.J., Carter, A.S., Godoy, L., Kavanaugh, K., & Perrin, E. (2005, May). Office-based screening for behavior problems in toddlers. Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' & Asian Society for Pediatric Research joint meeting, Washington, DC.

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