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Take N.O.T.E. Guide for Pediatricians

In partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics

In partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics

At a Glance

  • What is Take N.O.T.E.?

  • Featured articles

  • AAP policies, guidelines, and resources

The signs of learning and thinking differences aren’t always clear, and families may not know how to make sense of what they’re seeing. They may feel overwhelmed, not knowing who to turn to for information. 

Pediatricians play an important role in this process. That’s why Understood has partnered with AAP to launch Take N.O.T.E. It’s a simple memory device to help families spot signs of learning and thinking differences, look for patterns, and become empowered to seek support.

What is Take N.O.T.E.?

English: Step 1 notice, Step 2 Observe, Step 3 Talk, Step 4 Engage; Español: Paso 1 notice, Paso 2 Observe, Paso 3 Talk, Paso 4 Engage

N.O.T.E. stands for:

  • Notice if there’s something going on with your child that’s out of the ordinary.

  • Observe and keep track of patterns using observation tools.

  • Talk to your child, teachers, aides, and caregivers about what you’re observing.

  • Engage with trusted professionals, like pediatricians.

After parents and caregivers observe their child and talk with others, the program encourages them to engage with a trusted professional, like their pediatrician, to determine what to do next. This may include seeing a specialist or having their child evaluated. Families need guidance through this process. And you play a key role in getting the best help possible for their child. Use the resources below to support you as you support children and families.

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Featured articles

Conversation Starters for Pediatricians to Use With Families

Get tips on how to approach parents about signs of differences in their child.

Conversation Starters for Pediatricians to Use With Families

Get tips on how to approach parents about signs of differences in their child.

What Are Learning and Thinking Differences?

Learning and thinking differences are lifelong challenges that impact skills like reading, writing, math, and focus.

What Are Learning and Thinking Differences?

Learning and thinking differences are lifelong challenges that impact skills like reading, writing, math, and focus.

Getting to the Root of Academic Struggles

Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, talks about finding the main cause of symptoms and what’s worked in his practice.

Getting to the Root of Academic Struggles

Arthur Lavin, MD, FAAP, talks about finding the main cause of symptoms and what’s worked in his practice.

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