Ages and Stages Questionnaire, Third Edition (ASQ-3) Popular
The ASQ-3 is an assessment tool that helps parents provide information about the developmental status of their child young child across five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social. The assessment tool is available in 21 versions to allow measurement of development at the following ages: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54, and 60 months of age. The web-site provides an age calculator to assist in choosing the right tool by factoring in weeks born premature: http://agesandstages.com/age-calculator/
The tool can be administered electronically or through paper and pencil. It is written at a 4th-6th grade reading level, and has pictures to make it easier for parents to understand. Completing the questionnaire takes about 10-15 minutes, and involves parents observing the behavior of their children.
The availability of the tool at various age levels allows the developmental progress of the children to be tracked over time. The tool can be purchased at: Ages and Stages
Please note that this tool is proprietary and may only be obtained by contacting the creators of the tool below. Using it in ETO Software requires special permission from the publisher.
Trained professional or paraprofessionals convert item responses to point- values, which are then summed within each developmental area. Scores are then used to determine if the child is above, close to, or below the cut-off. See manual for specific scoring details.
Cited in numerous scholarly articles. Examples are listed below.
Hix-Small, H., Marks, K., Squires, J., & Nickel, R. (2007). Impact of implementing developmental screening at 12 and 24 months in a pediatric practice. Pediatrics, 120(2), 381-389.
Piek, J. P., Sawson, L., Smith, L. M., & Gasson, N. (2008). The role of early fine and gross motor development on later motor and cognitive ability. Human Movement Science, 27, 668-681.