Lightning Talk

Grow-rochester's Interprofessional Developmental Screening Program: Digital Response to COVID-19

Thursday, August 13, 2020, 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm EDT
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Lightning Talk Presentation

GROW-Rochester is an interprofessional developmental screening program for children 12 months-5 years of age offered within child care, early education, pediatric and other accessible community-based settings for the purposes of identifying young children’s developmental needs in the areas of: hearing, vision, dental health, speech-language, cognitive, and social-emotional development.

Interprofessional collaborative practice and partnership serve as the foundation for this preventive community-health initiative and have provided authentic pre-professional (i.e., student) and professional (i.e., practicing professional) learning and praxis

opportunities through a focus on whole-child development. Whole-child health and development are monitored and supported through interprofessional practice including the following disciplines: psychology, pediatrics, nursing, speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, audiology, early childhood education, vision specialists, social work, and related fields such as marketing, evaluation and project management. Connected through shared purpose, Rochester-based colleges, child-serving organizations, policy-oriented organizations and advocacy-focused organizations representing multiple disciplines of practice have established and maintained deep interprofessional and cross-sector partnerships serving more than 1,500 children annually in the Rochester, NY community. The purpose of this presentation is first to detail the cross-sector GROW model and explain how interprofessional learning opportunities across the allied health and related professions are meaningfully embedded. Further, the presentation will illustrate the power of partnership in response to COVID-19 thus ensuring that children and families across the Rochester, NY community have access to tele-screening that further engaged the music therapy discipline.


This activity has been planned and implemented by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. In support of improving patient care, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Nurses: Participants will be awarded up to 1.0 contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.

Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists: This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (.1 CEU) UAN: JA4008105-0000-20-065-H04-P; JA4008105-0000-20-065-H04-T

Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive up to 1 continuing education credits.

IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.0 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, adopted by the Joint Accreditors for Interprofessional Continuing Education, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education has a conflict of interest policy that requires that all individuals involved in the development of activity content disclose their relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. All potential conflicts of interest that arise based upon these financial relationships are resolved prior to the educational activity.

Elizabeth Tanner, Lisa Pierce, Meghan Weber, Brad Stoecker, Lisa Hiley, Ruth Metzger, Gabriela Mustata Wilson

declare no vested interest in or affiliation with any commercial interest offering financial support for this interprofessional continuing education activity, or any affiliation with a commercial interest whose philosophy could potentially bias their presentation.