What is ASQ-3?

asqWhat is ASQ-3?

By: Lisa Eack/

ASQ-3 is a set of questionnaires about children’s development. It has been used for more than 20 years to make sure children are developing well. A screening provides a quick look at how children are doing in important areas, such as communication, physical ability, social skills and problem-solving skills. ASQ-3 can help identify your child’s strengths as well as an areas where your child may need support. 

As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child. That’s why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you. You will only need 10-15 minutes. It’s that quick and easy. Here’s how the ASQ-3 works. 

· You will answer each question “yes,” “sometimes,” or “not yet,” based on what your child is able to do now. 

· To answer each questions, you can try fun and simple activities with your child. These activities encourage your child to play, move around and practice day-to-day skills.

· After you complete the questionnaire the results will be mailed to you with activities designed to encourage your child’s development. 

banner-screening_0If your child is developing without concerns, there is nothing more you will need to do. You may try the next ASQ-3 age level as your child grows and learns new skills. There are 21 questionnaires that you can use with your children from 1 month – 5 ½ years old. If your child has trouble with some skills, you will receive information about next steps. Finding delays or problems as early as possible supports young children’s healthy development. 

You are an active partner in your child’s learning and development. By completing ASQ-3 questionnaire, you are making sure your child is off to the best possible start!!

To find out more or to complete the ASQ-3 questionnaire,  Please visit www.lenaweegreatstart.org or contact Lisa Eack at lisaeack@lenaweegreatstart.org

Lisa Eack has recently become a Co-director of the Lenawee Great Start Collaborative after serving as the Parent Liaison for six years. Lisa is currently pursuing her masters degree in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. Before joining Lenawee Great Start, Lisa worked with Holy Cross Children’s Services at their Boysville Campus. She is an Upper Peninsula native who has resided in Adrian for 16 years and is a wife and mom of three, Rory, Gavin, and Delaney.




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