Ages and Stages Questionnaire
Through the Department of Early Education and Care, we have received access to the Ages and Stages developmental and social-emotional growth questionnaire. This screening tool is a great way to learn more about your child's development. After completing a self-paced questionnaire, you and a staff member can review the results and see what we can do together to help your child reach their full potential. You'll get a snapshot of your child's current skills and development, fun and free activities to help your child play and learn, and information about any recommended next steps.
Research has shown that ASQ accurately identifies children who may be at risk for developmental delays. Screening is done at home, where caregivers can easily observe their child in a comfortable environment. Results of the screening allows for parents and caregivers to identify their child's strengths and celebrate reaching developmental milestones. In addition, ASQ results help identify areas where your child may need additional support.
Areas of Development
Both what your child understands and what they say.
Your child's large muscle movement used for rolling, sitting, crawling, walking, running, and more.
Hand and finger movement and coordination.
How they play with toys and solve problems.
Your child's self-help skills and how they interact with others.
From the CDC: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
The CDC has a free program called, Learn the Signs. Act Early, which was designed to promote parental monitoring in between regular doctor visits. Developmental screening combined with developmental monitoring, is the best way to identify children with a delay. The CDC currently reports that 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability and that approximately half of those children are not identified before age 3. The free developmental monitoring program has checklists for different age groups and comes in Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, Haitian Creole, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The free Milestone Tracker app comes in English and Spanish. You can also find out more about the CDC’s Learn the Signs. Act Early program on their website: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html. The CDC also have a facebook page: Milestones Matter https://www.facebook.com/milestonesmatter/.
Ages and Stages Parent Site
Ages and Stages Developmental Milestones Article
Zero to Three
CDC Developmental Milestones