Ages & Questionnaires® (ASQ) are the most widely used developmental and social-emotional screening tools for children birth to age 6. These easy-to-use, parent-completed questionnaires provide a quick and reliable snapshot of your child’s motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills.
Why should parents complete an ASQ?
From birth to age 5, a child’s brain develops more than at any other time in life. Early brain development has a lasting impact on a child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and life. Developmental screening is an opportunity for parents to check their child’s development and address any potential concerns with the help of resources, and supportive professionals. Research shows that children who receive early treatment for developmental delays are more likely to graduate from high school, hold jobs, live independently, as well as avoid teen pregnancy, criminal behaviour, and violent crime.
How do I complete one?
You can complete a free online Ages & Stages Questionnaire in the comfort of your own home, on your computer or smart phone, by clicking one of the menu options located at the top left hand corner of the screen (Complete an ASQ-3 and the ASQ-SE2).
What happens after I have completed an ASQ?
After you have completed the ASQ one of our Caregiver Support Facilitators will score it, and connect with you to share your child's results. If your child is developing without concerns, there won’t be specific follow-up steps—just keep playing and interacting with your child as they grow and reach new milestones.
If your child has trouble with some skills, we will help you with next steps, including some fun and easy ASQ learning activities to try with your child before the next screening, and/or a referral if needed.