What is Developmental Screening?
We encourage families and community partners to implement the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ-SE) which screens the following areas of development: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, personal social, and socio-emotional health to identify and monitor the development of children ages 0-5.
These easy-to-use and parent-centric screening tools pinpoint developmental and behavioral progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. The proof is undeniable: the earlier a developmental or behavioral concern is identified, the greater the chance a child has for reaching his or her full potential in life.
When you can accurately identify developmental or behavioral issues, you pave the way for next steps—assessment, specialized intervention or ongoing monitoring—to help children reach their fullest potential during their most formative early years.
Developmental Activities You Can Do At Home
The Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) is a great way to highlight your child’s strengths and can give you a snapshot of their developmental progress.
There are lots of age-appropriate activities you can use at home to support your child’s development and engage other family members, too! Check out these activities that will help support five areas of development: language, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, problem-solving, and personal-social interactions. You’ll also find activities that focus specifically on social-emotional development. A lot of parents use these activities to supplement the everyday interactions they have with their children.