Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to catch problems and start treatment when it does the most good—during the crucial early years when the child's brain and body are developing so rapidly.

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Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) at a Glance

Age range covered 1-66 months
Intervals 21 questionnaires and scoring sheets at 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54, and 60 months of age
Areas screened Communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social
Sample item Does your child stack a small block or toy on top of another one? (18-month questionnaire, Fine Motor area)
Components The ASQ-3 Starter Kit contains everything you need to start screening children with ASQ-3: 21 paper masters of the questionnaires and scoring sheets, a CD-ROM with printable PDF questionnaires, the ASQ-3 User's Guide, and a FREE ASQ-3 Quick Start Guide.
Who completes it Parents/caregivers complete questionnaires; professionals, paraprofessionals or clerical staff score them
Time Each questionnaire takes 10-15 minutes to complete and just 1-3 minutes to score
Validity and reliability Excellent—validity is .82 to .88, test-retest reliability is .91, and inter-rater reliability is .92
Languages Questionnaires in English and Spanish (second edition available in French; questionnaires available on their own or in a set with the second edition of the ASQ User's Guide in English)
Other features Cost-effective, reproducible, can be used alone or in conjunction with ASQ:SE
Online options Online management with ASQ Pro for single-site programs, ASQ Enterprise for multi-site programs, ASQ Hub to link the two, and ASQ Family Access for online questionnaire completion