Recommendation Summary

The panel recommends a separate performance measure for children with diagnosed neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., hearing impairment, motor abnormalities such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, cognitive impairment, autism spectrum disorders and speech / language delay), who should be referred directly.

Implementation will require integration of vision and developmental diagnostic data.

Numerator: Number of children from the denominator who completed an eye examination by an ophthalmologist or optometrist within 6 months of diagnosis of the neurodevelopmental disorder.

Denominator: All children who turn 72 months of age by December 31st of the reporting year in the state, or a representative sample, diagnosed with a neurodevelopmental disorder.