|Title||Shared Decision Making for Children with Developmental Disorders: Recent Advances|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Levy, SE, Fiks, AG|
Shared decision making is characterized by exchange of information by at least 2 parties; knowledge transfer; sharing perspectives, values, preferences, and goals; and mutual agreement about treatment choices.1,2 Until recently, studies of shared decision making focused primarily on adults. Published studies in pediatrics have been descriptive, with infrequent focus on efficacy and effectiveness of shared decision-making interventions.2 Populations of children with complex medical care and other special needs have grown, and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has emphasized the need to incorporate shared decision making into family-centered care within the medical home and across the care continuum.