DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENINGS FOR FAMILIES
AGES AND STAGES QUESTIONNAIRE
WHAT IS IT?
ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children’s development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. It is called a screener because it looks at how children are doing in important areas, such as speech, physical ability, social skills, and problem-solving skills. ASQ-3 can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support.
HOW DO I USE IT?
The questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and can be filled out in paper form or online. Here’s how it works:
You will answer each question “yes,” “sometimes,” or “not yet,” based on what your child is able to do now. Your answers help show your child’s strengths and areas where he or she may need practice.
To answer each question, you can try fun and simple activities with your child. These activities encourage your child to play, move around, and practice day-to-day skills.
After you complete the questionnaire, one of the program coordinators will share the results with you
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
If your child is developing without concerns, there is nothing more you will need to do. You may try the next ASQ-3 age level as your child grows and learns new skills. There are 21 questionnaires that you can use with children from 1 month to 5 1/2 years old. If your child has trouble with some skills, we will help you with next steps. Finding delays or problems as early as possible supports young children’s healthy development.
If you’re interested in gaining a snapshot of your child’s development, please contact one of the program coordinators, or ask for more information at one of our playgroups! You are an active partner in your child’s learning and development. By completing ASQ-3 questionnaires, you are making sure your child is off to the best possible start!
MORE ABOUT THE ASQ
SCREENINGS AND RESOURCES
ASQ-3 General Development
Fine and gross motor
The ASQ-3 (GENERAL DEVELOPMENT) screens across several key domains: communication (both what your child understands and what they say), gross motor skills (your child's large muscle movement used for rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running, and more), fine motor skills (hand and finger movement and coordination), problem-solving (how they play with toys and solve problems), and personal-social development (your child's self-help skills and how they interact with others).
ASQ-2 Social & Emotional
The ASQSE-2 (SOCIAL EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT) screens seven key behavioral areas: self-regulation (your child's ability to control emotions and impulses), compliance (degree to which your child does what you ask them to do), social-communication (verbal and non verbal social interaction), adaptive functioning (age appropriate life skills), autonomy (control over themselves and their choices), affect (ability to recognize and express a range of emotions), and interaction with people.
RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS
ASQ Quick Guide
FOR PARENTS- AGES AND STAGES QUICK GUIDE
ASQ Activities To Encourage Your Child's Healthy Development
ASQ-SE Activities To Support Your Child's Social-Emotional Development
Addressing Social-Emotional Needs During COVID-19
How Parents of Infants Can Support Social-Emotional Development
How Parents of Toddlers Can Support Social-Emotional Development
Basic Insights Tips To Boost Your Child's Development