Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)

Smart Beginnings MHC is proud to partner with Brookes Publishing to offer the Ages and Stages Questionnaire online through our Family Access page. Please take a few minutes and visit ASQ Online to complete an assessment.

ASQ 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. It is called a screener because it looks at how children are doing in important areas, such as speech, physical ability, social skills and problem-solving skills. ASQ can help identify your child’s strength as well as any 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 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 ASQ works:

  • You will answer each question “yes,” “sometimes,” or “not yet,” based on what your child is able to do now. Your answers help show your child’s strengths and areas where he or she may need practice.
  • To answer each question, 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, a professional will share the results with you. If your child is developing without concerns, there is nothing more you need to do.
  • You may try the next ASQ age level as your child grows and learns new skills. There are 21 questionnaires that you can use with children from 2 months to 5 years old.

If your child has trouble with some skills, the screening professional will have suggestions for you. 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 questionnaires, you are making sure your child is off to the best possible start.

To find out more, please talk to your health care or education professional, or visit AgesandStages.com.

Questions? Contact Brenda Jordan, 276.403.5529.