Developmental Screening

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Developmental milestones are things most children can do by a certain age, such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye”. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move.

Developmental Screening takes a closer look at how your child is developing.

Screening can identify your child’s strengths, uncover new milestones to celebrate, and reveal any areas where your child may need support. It helps you understand your child’s development and know what to look for next.  A developmental screening tool does NOT provide a diagnosis for your child. If the screening tool identifies an area of concern, a formal developmental evaluation may be needed.

Can I take both? Yes!

Does it matter what order I take them? No.

Can I just use one screening, if I don’t have concerns in the other areas? Yes.

ASQ-3:

Screening for communication skills, motor skills, problem solving, and social development

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) is a developmental screening tool that relies on parents as experts.  It is easy-to-use, family-friendly and creates a snapshot that is helpful in catching developmental delays.

The ASQ is used in children 1 month up to 6 years old, and assesses children in the areas of communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social. Each questionnaire takes around 10-15 minutes to complete.

Early Intervention is Key!

ASQ:SE-2

Screening for social and emotional development

ASQ:SE-2 focuses on social-emotional skills and behavior. To be sure that you are taking a comprehensive look at a young child’s development, use ASQ:SE-2 in conjunction with ASQ-3 or another developmental screening measure that provides information on a child’s general functioning in communication, motor, and cognitive areas.

The questionnaires include items in each of seven key behavioral areas: self-regulation, compliance, social-communication, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people.