Improving outcomes for children at risk of delays and autism requires grounding in the science behind screening and quality improvement.   ACHIA’s online CME curriculum is designed by Alabama experts to provide Early Screening core team members and practice providers an evidence-based foundation for their practice. 

These CME modules are available to all Alabama providers and staff through 12/20/2019.

Planners/Content Reviewers:

Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, MD, FAAP, ACHIA Clinical Expert; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Justin Schwartz, MD, ACHIA Clinical Expert, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Alabama at Birmingham

E. Cason Benton, MD, FAAP, ACHIA Executive Director, Associate Professor of Pediatrics University of Alabama at Birmingham

LaCrecia Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC, ACHIA Quality Improvement Practice Coach, CF Coordinator and Nurse Practitioner, UAB/COA Cystic Fibrosis Center, Children's of Alabama

Elizabeth Dawson, MD, FAAP, ACHIA Physician Lead, AL Chapter-AAP Board Member

Linda Champion, MPA, ACHIA Program Manager

Planner/Content Reviewer Disclosure

The planners and/or content reviewers for this activity have nothing to disclose

Commercial Support

This activity receives no commercial support

Disclaimer Statement

This Internet Enduring Material activity does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, policies or procedures of the Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics, Children’s of Alabama, or its staff or representatives.  Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance cannot and does not assume any responsibility for the use, misuse or misapplication of any information.

Designation Statement 

Children’s of Alabama designates this Internet Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement   

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Children’s of Alabama and the Alabama Child Health Improvement Alliance.  Children’s of Alabama is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Please note that effective July 1, 2011, enduring materials are required to provide an assessment of the learner that measures achievement of the educational purpose and/or objectives of the activity.  Upon completion of each module, you will be directed to the post-test.  To receive your CME certificate, you must score a minimum of 75% on the test and complete the CME evaluation.


In each of the individual educational modules listed below, you will find instructions on how to access the modules, take a post-test on the material you reviewed, and access the CME activity evaluation. Each module also has an introduction, learning objectives, and speaker’s disclosure. To get started, click on any individual link below.  If you are participating in the MOC activity all modules must be completed prior to March 2017. 

1. Science of Developmental/Behavioral Screening | Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, MD, FAAP. 
(video time: 1 hour) 
Click Here

2. Medical Evaluation of Children with Developmental Delay | Justin Schwartz, MD.
(video time: 1 hour) 
Click Here

3. ABCs of Quality Improvement | LaCrecia Thomas, RN, MSN, CPNP-AC/PC.
(video time: .25 hours)
Click Here

4. Documenting and Coding Developmental, Autism, and Behavior Screens | E. Cason Benton, MD, FAAP.
(video time: .25 hours)
Click Here