Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition

by Jane Squires, Diane Bricker, and Elizabeth Twombly

Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition

by Jane Squires, Diane Bricker, and Elizabeth Twombly
Benefits Provides a comprehensive yet quick way to screen young children for developmental delays in 5 key domains: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal–social
Ages 1 month to 5½ years
Admin time 10 to 15 minutes
Format Questionnaire completed by parent
Norms Research sample includes 15,138 children and is representative of the U.S. population in terms of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status
Translation Spanish
Published Translations
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About This Product

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The Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition pinpoints developmental progress in young children and is designed for use by early educators and health care professionals. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe. Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed, the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential. The ASQ-3 lets you quickly and accurately catch delays. It has excellent sensitivity (.86) and specificity (.85), which are two of the most important indicators of accuracy for a screener.

ASQ-3 features and benefits:

  • Administer virtually anywhere, in-person or over the phone
  • Easily score an administration in just 2 to 3 minutes
  • Quickly find out if a child is at risk for developmental delays
  • Pinpoint strengths and weaknesses
  • Teach parents about child development and their own child’s skills
  • Screen for developmental delays with a measure that is cost effective, valid, and reliable

Learning Activities

This book with CD-ROM is perfect for sharing with parents of children who are developing typically or need non-intensive support in one or more developmental areas. Use Learning Activities to:

  • Encourage progress in the same five developmental areas as ASQ-3—communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social
  • Incorporate safe, age-appropriate materials that most families already have at home
  • Help young children develop crucial early language and literacy skills
  • Promote closer parent and child interactions
  • Provide follow-up care for children who score in the ASQ-3 monitoring zone

You can easily print the activities from the included CD-ROM. These creative, cost-effective activities are the perfect way for parents and children to learn and have fun together.

Materials Kit

The Materials Kit includes approximately 20 attractive and engaging toys, books, and other items designed to encourage a child’s participation and support effective, accurate use of the Learning Activities.

Materials Kit components:

  • Baby bottle
  • Balls (2; with pump to inflate the larger ball)
  • Beads (10)
  • Children’s books (2)
  • Blocks (15)
  • Bowl
  • Coloring book with tear-out pages
  • Crayons in two sizes (4 small, 3 large)
  • Cup
  • Fork (child size)
  • Plastic jars with lids (2)
  • Mirror
  • Puzzle (5 to 7 interlocking pieces)
  • Scissors (child-safe)
  • Shoelace
  • Spoon (child size)
  • Plush doll or animal with buttons and zipper
  • Toy keys on a ring
  • Toy (small and easy to grasp)
  • Container for organizing smaller components in the kit
  • Booklet about how to use the kit
  • Laminated list of kit components