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Stud Health Technol Inform. 2018;247:785-789.

A Mobile Early Stimulation Program to Support Children with Developmental Delays in Brazil.

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Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul.
Prof. Fernando Figueira Integral Medicine Institute.
Niche Research Group, Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University.


Developmental delay is a deviation development from the normative milestones during the childhood and it may be caused by neurological disorders. Early stimulation is a standardized and simple technique to treat developmental delays in children (aged 0-3 years), allowing them to reach the best development possible and to mitigate neuropsychomotor sequelae. However, the outcomes of the treatment depending on the involvement of the family, to continue the activities at home on a daily basis. To empower and educate parents of children with neurodevelopmental delays to administer standardized early stimulation programs at home, we developed a mobile early stimulation program that provides timely and evidence-based clinical decision support to health professionals and a personalized guidance to parents about how to administer early stimulation to their child at home.


Developmental disabilities; decision support; early intervention; health education; mobile health

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