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Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) Developmental Screening

What is Developmental Screening?

Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQs) are developmental screening tools that are a quick check of your child’s development. Screening can identify your child’s strengths, uncover new milestones to celebrate, and reveal any areas where your child may need support. However, these questionnaires are strength focused asking questions to emphasize what your child can do. These sets of valid, reliable, and age-appropriate questionnaires are filled out by the true expert on your child—you!

Family Futures Resource Network offers this tool free of charge within programs and through a convenient online tool. You only need 10–15 minutes to fill out an ASQ-3 or ASQ: SE-2 questionnaire. It’s that quick and easy!

Once you complete the surveys, staff will review the results, share them with you to discuss any follow-up information and referral services if necessary.

Tell me more about ASQ-3.

ASQ-3 is a set of simple questionnaires trusted for more than 20 years to check child development. There are 21 ASQ-3 question­naires for use with children from 1 month to 5½ years old (one questionnaire for each age range). Here are the five important areas of development that each questionnaire looks at:

  1. Communication: Your child’s language skills, both what your child understands and what he or she can say.
  2. Gross Motor: How your child uses their arms and legs and other large muscles (for example, sitting, crawling, walking, running, and other activities.)
  3. Fine Motor: Your child’s hand and finger movement and coordination.
  4. Problem Solving: In other words, how your child plays with toys and solves problems.
  5. Personal-Social: Your child’s self-help skills and interactions with others.

The “Overall” section asks you open-ended questions about your child’s development and lets you weigh in with any concerns you may have.

Tell me more about ASQ: SE-2.

ASQ: SE-2 is a set of questionnaires with a deep, exclusive focus on social-emotional development. There are 9 ASQ: SE-2 question­naires for use with children from 1 month to 6 years old. Here are the seven important areas of development that each questionnaire looks at:

  1. Autonomy: Your child’s ability or willingness to self-initiate or respond without guidance (moving to independence).
  2. Compliance: Your child’s ability or willingness to conform to the direction of others and follow rules.
  3. Adaptive functioning: Your child’s success or ability to cope with bodily needs (for example, sleeping, eating, toileting, safety).
  4. Self-regulation: Your child’s ability or willingness to calm or settle down or adjust to physiological or environmental conditions or stimulation.
  5. Affect: Your child’s ability or willingness to demonstrate their own feelings and empathy for others.
  6. Interaction: Your child’s ability or willingness to respond to or initiate social responses with parents, other adults, and peers.
  7. Social-communication: Your child’s ability or willingness to interact with others by responding to or initiating verbal or nonverbal signals to indicate interests, needs, or feelings.

The “Overall” section asks open-ended questions about your child’s social-emotional development and lets you weigh in with any concerns.

Find more information about the Ages and Stages Questionnaires here.

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