The Plymouth Family Network offers a developmental screening tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Parents and caregivers can complete an ASQ in one of our playgroups or take the online questionnaire on our Family Access Page for the ASQ®-3 (also in Spanish ASQ®-3 Spanish) or ASQ®:SE-2. Click on the ASQ logo to go to the ASQ website or scroll down to learn more. This survey is free, confidential, fast, and a great way to spot check for a snapshot of your child's development. If you want to take a pen and paper version, simply call us and we can set up a time.
What is ASQ, exactly?
The ASQ screeners are sets of valid, reliable, and age-appropriate questionnaires that are filled out by the true expert on your child—you! There are two screeners in the ASQ family: ASQ®-3 (also in Spanish ASQ®-3 Spanish), which looks at key areas of early development, and ASQ®:SE-2, which focuses on social-emotional development.
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:
- Communication: Your child’s language skills, both what your child understands and what he or she can say.
- Gross Motor: How your child uses their arms and legs and other large muscles for sitting, crawling, walking, running, and other activities.
- Fine Motor: Your child’s hand and finger movement and coordination.
- Problem Solving: How your child plays with toys and solves problems.
- Personal-Social: Your child’s self-help skills and interactions with others.
Tell me more about ASQ-SE-2:
Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) helps you keep track of your child's social and emotional development. The questionnaire may be provided for use at 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, or 60 months of age. You will be asked to answer questions about some of your child's behaviors. The questionnaire includes questions about your child's ability to calm down, take direction and follow rules, communicate, perform daily activities (e.g., eating, sleeping), act independently, demonstrate feelings, and interact with others.
How long does an ASQ questionnaire take?
You’ll only need 10–15 minutes to fill out an ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire. It’s that quick and easy!
How does it work?
- You’ll receive an ASQ questionnaire from PFN. You may receive it in the mail, be given access to a secure website where you can fill it out, or be given the questionnaire during an in-person visit.
- You’ll answer each question based on what your child is able to do now. Your answers help show your child’s strengths and areas where they may need practice or support.
- After you complete the ASQ questionnaire, just return it to Plymouth Family Network. They’ll score the questionnaire, share the results with you, and discuss any follow-up steps.
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