What Comes After ASQ?
Reassurance and referral: the next steps after screening.
Screening with ASQ is a powerful first step to understanding how a child is progressing through his or her developmental milestones. Parents, educators, and professionals gain critical knowledge that helps them determine what to do next.
For children on track, ASQ results offer reassurance and the opportunity to celebrate new milestones. For children who are not meeting milestones (or fall below the ASQ-3™ cutoff), screening alone isn’t complete without the final step of referral—whether you make a formal referral for a child who qualifies for state and federal programs or a referral to local resources and services. After all, the whole point of screening is to see that young children who have developmental delays get the intervention services they need.