Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) User's Guide

Authors: Jane Squires Ph.D., Elizabeth Twombly M.S., Diane Bricker Ph.D., LaWanda Potter M.S.

Format: Paperback, 256 pages, 8.5 x 11.0
ISBN: 9781598570045
Price: $55.00

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ASQ-3 at-a-glance


Ages & Stages Questionnaires: A Parent-Completed Child Monitoring System, Third Edition

The essential companion to the #1 developmental screener, the updated ASQ®-3 User's Guide gives professionals all the information and guidance they need to use ASQ-3. Professionals will get

  • thorough step-by-step instructions on planning a monitoring program, using and scoring the questionnaires, making referrals, and evaluating the monitoring program
  • a complete technical report with psychometric data, including validity, sensitivity, specificity, and overreferral and underreferral rates
  • guidance on using ASQ-3 in a wide variety of settings
  • intervention activities families can use to help children make progress in key areas

With this clear, comprehensive guide to ASQ-3, professionals will be sure they're making the most of this highly reliable, accurate, and parent-friendly screener&#8212so they can catch delays early and help improve child outcomes.

The ASQ-3 User's Guide is part of ASQ-3, the bestselling screener trusted for more than 20 years to pinpoint delays as early as possible during the crucial first 5 years of life. ASQ-3 questionnaires are reliable and valid, parent-completed, cost effective, recommended by top organizations, and easy to administer and score. The 21 age-appropriate questionnaires effectively screen five key developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.

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Review by: Michele Bishop, Family Futures, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"Allows both parents and professionals to keep better overall track of children's development."
Review by: Linda Schumacher, The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Worcester, Massachusetts
"Defining the near cutoff area on the summary page is a great addition to ASQ-3! No more 'second-guessing' about a child's results!"
Review by: Jo Ann Waggoner, Community Health Nurse Supervisor, Healthy Start, Maryland
"The most important aspects of ASQ-3 [are] the new cutoff scores and encouraging monitoring of children to promote early intervention."
Review by: Daniel Stowe, Inclusion Specialist, Redlands Christian Migrant Association
"An excellent first screening tool for our population . . . It is a functional tool for our classroom staff, as it is easy to individualize for children by age and domain."
Review: Rachel J. Valleley and Brandy M. Roane, The 18th Mental Measurement Yearbook
"The ASQ-3 system is an empirically sound screening and monitoring system for the early detection of developmental delays in infants and children."

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

About the Authors



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Frequently Asked Questions

I.  Overview of ASQ

  1. Introduction to ASQ
  2. The Need for ASQ
  3. The ASQ-3 System

II. Implementation of ASQ-3

  1. Phase I: Planning the Screening/Monitoring Program
  2. Phase II: Preparing, Organizing, and Managing the Screening Program
  3. Phase III: Administering and Scoring ASQ-3 and Following Up
  4. Phase IV: Evaluating the Screening/Monitoring Program

III. ASQ-3 in Practice

  1. ASQ-3 Completion Methods
    • Appendix 8A: Procedures for Using the Card File Tickler System
    • Appendix 8B: Using the ASQ-3 on Home Visits
  2. ASQ-3 Settings
    • Appendix 9A: Steps for Educational Professionals Using ASQ-3 Together with Parents
  3. ASQ-3 Case Examples



  1. Suggested Readings
  2. Glossary
  3. ASQ-3 Technical Report
  4. Letters and Forms
  5. Materials List
  6. Intervention Activities


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