Developmental Screening FAQs
Why is regular developmental screening important?
Regular developmental screenings can help parents discover developmental delays early. The ASQ gives parents a better understanding of their child’s general, social, and emotional development. The ASQ ensures children’s special needs and/or developmental delays are known earlier. The ASQ helps families connect to the right early intervention services and community resources.
What is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)?
The ASQ is a trustworthy and valid screening tool created by researchers. This screening tool is easy to read and complete. It is a checklist meant to assess and follow children’s development from 2 to 60 months of age. The first screening tool (ASQ-3) focuses on general development. The second screening tool (ASQ:SE-2) focuses on social and emotional development. Both checklists are available in both English and Spanish. For more information about the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, visit www.agesandstages.com.
Who can complete the ASQ developmental checklists?
- Parent Support Professionals
- Child Care and Early Education Professionals
What can I expect?
Each screening takes about 10 minutes to complete. The screening is submitted online. A Together We Grow Family Specialist then scores the screening and sends out a results email along with suggestions for activities, supports and resources.