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What is ASQ-3?

ASQ-3 is a low-cost, reliable tool for screening infants and young children for developmental delays during the crucial first 5 years of life.

What is new about the third edition of the ASQ?

The ASQ-3 features two new questionnaires (the 2 Month and the 9 Month questionnaires); an expanded and more flexible age range for administration; a refined Spanish translation; new cutoff scores and a new monitoring zone; new standardization data; an updated user’s guide, and online data management and questionnaire completion systems.

Why were the 2 Month and 9 Month questionnaires added in ASQ-3?

The addition of the 2 Month questionnaire enables users to reliably screen children as young as 1 month of age. The new 9 Month questionnaire helps pediatricians follow the American Academy of Pediatrics’s guideline to screen all children at the 9-month, 18-month, and 30-month well-child visits.

How have items been refined in ASQ-3 from the last edition?

Based on research and user feedback, ASQ-3 items have been refined to present clearer wording, ensure cultural appropriateness, and include more examples for better clarity. New questions about language expression and behavior have been added to the Overall section.

How has the ASQ-3 in Spanish been refined?

The ASQ-3 in Spanish reflects all changes to the ASQ-3 in English. Questions in the Spanish ASQ-3 have also been worded more clearly to improve utility of the questionnaires for Spanish-speaking parents. The translation was reviewed by a panel of Spanish-speaking early childhood experts who focused on issues of dialect and idioms.

How long does it take to administer ASQ-3?

Questionnaires take 10–15 minutes for parents or caregivers to complete. Scoring takes about 2–3 minutes and can be conducted by professionals, paraprofessionals, or program staff.

What developmental areas does ASQ-3 address?

ASQ-3 addresses five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social.

What age range does ASQ-3 cover?

ASQ-3, which includes 21 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 5½ years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 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. With ASQ-3’s expanded administration windows, programs can accurately screen any child from 1–66 months without any gaps between the questionnaire age intervals.

Who completes ASQ-3 questionnaires?

Parents or caregivers complete the ASQ-3 questionnaires independently, or, if necessary, with the assistance of a staff member. Caregivers and teachers who spend 15-20 hours per week with a child may also complete ASQ-3 questionnaires.

In what setting can ASQ-3 questionnaires be completed?

With online questionnaire completion through ASQ Family Access, parents are able to complete ASQ-3 anytime, anywhere. The questionnaires can also be completed on paper at home; during home visits by nurses, social workers, or program staff; in waiting areas; or in educational centers. ASQ-3 can be adapted to a variety of settings, including primary care clinics, child care settings, and teen parenting programs.

Are ASQ-3 questionnaires easy to use?

ASQ-3 questionnaires are written at a 4th- to 6th-grade reading level and illustrated for ease of understanding. Each questionnaire comes with:

  • easy instructions
  • an information sheet for identification
  • 30 simply worded activities—6 for each of the 5 developmental areas
  • an information summary sheet for scoring and general comments

How do you score an ASQ-3 questionnaire?

Automated scoring through ASQ Pro or ASQ Enterprise ensures accuracy and saves time. Professionals who choose to score by hand can use a simple formula to convert parents’ responses to points:

  • Each yes response is assigned 10 points
  • Each sometimes is assigned 5 points
  • Each not yet is assigned 0 points

The points are totaled for each developmental area and transferred to a summary sheet. In total, scoring takes only about 2–3 minutes.

What is included in ASQ-3 User’s Guide?

The revised ASQ-3 User’s Guide gives professionals more explicit guidance on every step of the ASQ-3 process, providing detailed information on everything from parent enrollment to scoring.

Helpful appendices provide samples of all important forms and letters in English and Spanish, supplemental activity sheets for parents, and guidelines for choosing referral criteria, as well as a detailed, updated technical report on the research behind ASQ-3 and a glossary of terms.

What is the ASQ-3 Materials Kit?

The ASQ-3 Materials Kit contains all of the items needed to do ASQ-3 screening at every age interval. The ASQ-3 Materials Kit consists of toys, books, and other items designed to encourage a child’s participation and support effective, accurate administration of the questionnaires. Every item is safe, durable, easy to clean, age-appropriate, gender neutral, and culturally sensitive.

What is the ASQ-3 Quick Start Guide?

The ASQ-3 Quick Start Guide is a 4-page laminated guide that provides key, on-the-spot information that program staff need to use ASQ-3 effectively. Because professionals may not always have ready access to the ASQ-3 User’s Guide, the ASQ-3 Quick Start Guide offers a quick reference to refresh their understanding of how to administer and score ASQ-3 and interpret results.

My organization would like to implement ASQ-3. Do we need training to use it correctly?

Not necessarily, but many programs find training helps with implementation. After a thorough reading of the ASQ-3 User’s Guide and several weeks of practice, an experienced early childhood professional should be able to implement the ASQ-3 effectively. However, attending an official ASQ-3 seminar can be very helpful, especially when a number of people in your organization will be using the instrument. More on training.

Can you provide a sample question?

A question from the Problem Solving section of ASQ-3’s 2-month questionnaire, for example, is: When you hold your baby in a sitting position, does she look at a toy (about the size of a cup or rattle) that you place on the table or floor in front of her? Download a sample questionnaire.

Can ASQ-3 be used as an autism screener?

ASQ-3 is not an autism screener; however, the ASQ-3 reliably picks up delays associated with autism and identifies children who should receive further evaluation. Questions on behavior and communication in the Overall section also elicit parent concerns that may point to autism. Children with autism were included in the new normative sample.

How can ASQ-3 questionnaires be used as a parent education tool?

Each questionnaire discusses developmental activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about general developmental milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from ASQ-3 User’s Guide, and more are available in the ASQ-3 Learning Activities.

How does ASQ-3 involve parents?

ASQ-3 relies on parents to observe their child and to complete the simple questionnaires about their child’s abilities. Having parents complete the developmental questionnaires is not only cost effective, but also enhances the accuracy of screening by tapping into parents’ in-depth knowledge about their children. Using parent-completed tools also fulfills the spirit of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments, which call for parents to be partners in their child’s assessment and intervention activities.

Is ASQ-3 parent-friendly?

ASQ-3 questionnaires have been carefully designed to ensure clarity and ease of implementation for parents. Each questionnaire item is written in simple, straightforward language (at a 4th- to 6th-grade reading level), illustrations are provided when possible, and concrete examples are included. To further enhance parents’ involvement, ASQ-3 User’s Guide provides reproducible sheets of intervention activities for parents to try at home with their children.

Is training for ASQ-3 available?

In addition to the comprehensive, easy-to-follow user’s guide, training DVDs, on-site workshops through Brookes On Location, and annual training seminars are available. Learn more.

Are children comfortable completing ASQ-3 activities?

ASQ-3 is versatile, flexible, culturally sensitive, and designed to be administered at home. This means children can be tested in their usual environment and at the parents’ convenience. Activities allow children to play, move about, and practice daily living skills. They often involve home items like cereal boxes and mirrors or basic toys like balls, blocks, or crayons.

Is ASQ-3 technically sound?

ASQ-3 has a new standardization with an unrivaled sample that closely mirrors the U.S. population in geography and ethnicity and includes children of all socioeconomic statuses. The sample includes 15,138 children whose parents completed 18,232 questionnaires. Reliability, validity, sensitivity, and specificity are all excellent:

Reliability Test-retest: .92
Inter-rater: .93
Validity .82 to .88
Sensitivity .86
Specificity .85

Complete details can be found in the technical report in ASQ-3 User’s Guide.

Is ASQ-3 available in languages besides English?

Yes, ASQ-3 questionnaires are also available in Spanish and French. ASQ-3 is available in Hmong and Somali in the PTI system.

Are the master questionnaires on the CD-ROMs interactive or modifiable?

No, the questionnaires on the CD-ROMs are in PDF format and are not fillable (interactive) or modifiable. The CD-ROMs are basically a more durable version of the paper forms. You can use the CD-ROMs to print the questionnaires and then photocopy them as needed. If your program is interested in personalizing the questionnaires with your program logo or contact information, you can print each questionnaire, replace the illustrations of a mother and infant with your desired information (using paper and tape), and photocopy the modified questionnaires.

I’d like to share the data I’ve collected with ASQ-3 with the authors to help further their research and the development of future editions. How do I do that?

The authors of the ASQ-3 are always pleased to receive blind data. Please email rights@brookespublishing.com with your data and complete contact information, which will be shared only with the authors and not used by Brookes Publishing or any other party.

Can I charge parents, caregivers, or other service providers a fee for the questionnaires?

No, fees other than or in excess of the exact cost to print the questionnaires from the CD-ROM or photocopy the paper forms may not be charged.

I work in a physician’s office and we would like to charge our patients’ insurance companies for administering ASQ-3. Are we allowed to do that?

Yes, you may charge insurance. Reimbursement of usual and customary charges for developmental screening, when performed with other evaluation and management services, is permitted.

What is ASQ:SE-2?

ASQ:SE-2 is a low-cost, reliable tool for screening infants and young children for social-emotional delays during the crucial first 5 years of life.

How long does it take to administer ASQ:SE-2?

Questionnaires take 10–15 minutes for parents or caregivers to complete. Scoring takes about 2–3 minutes and can be conducted by professionals, paraprofessionals, or program staff.

What social-emotional areas does ASQ:SE-2 address?

ASQ:SE-2 addresses seven social-emotional areas: self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive behaviors, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people

What age range does ASQ:SE-2 cover?

ASQ:SE-2, which includes 9 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 6 years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months of age

Who completes ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires?

Parents or caregivers complete ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires independently, or, if necessary, with the assistance of a staff member. Caregivers and teachers who spend 15-20 hours per week with a child may also complete ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires.

In what setting can ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires be completed?

The questionnaires can be completed online or on paper at home; during home visits by nurses, social workers, or program staff; in waiting areas; or in educational centers. ASQ:SE-2 can be adapted to a variety of settings, including primary care clinics, child care settings, and teen parenting programs.

Are ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires easy to use?

ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires are written at a 4th- to 6th-grade reading level and illustrated for ease of understanding. Each questionnaire comes with:

  • easy instructions
  • an information sheet for identification
  • simply worded activities for each of the social-emotional areas
  • an information summary sheet for scoring and general comments

How do you score an ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire?

Automated scoring through ASQ Pro or ASQ Enterprise ensures accuracy and saves time. Professionals who choose to score by hand can use a simple formula to convert parents’ responses to points:

  • Each Z response is assigned 0 points
  • Each V response is assigned 5 points
  • Each X response is assigned 10 points
  • Each checked concern is assigned 5 additional points

The points are totaled for each questionnaire and transferred to a summary sheet. In total, scoring takes only about 2–3 minutes.

What is included in The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide?

The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide gives professionals explicit guidance on every step of the ASQ:SE-2 process, providing detailed information on everything from parent enrollment to scoring.

Helpful appendices provide samples of all important forms and letters in English and Spanish, supplemental activity sheets for parents, and guidelines for choosing referral criteria, as well as a detailed technical report on the research behind ASQ:SE-2 and a glossary of terms.

Can you provide a sample question?

A question from the 30-month questionnaire, for example, is:  Does your child let you know how he is feeling with either words or gestures? For example does he let you know when he is hungry, hurt or tired?

How can ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires be used as a parent education tool?

Each questionnaire discusses social-emotional activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about social-emotional milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

How does ASQ:SE-2 involve parents?

ASQ:SE-2 relies on parents to observe their child and to complete the simple questionnaires about their child’s abilities. Having parents complete the social-emotional questionnaires is not only cost effective, but also enhances the accuracy of screening by tapping into parents’ in-depth knowledge about their children. Using parent-completed tools also fulfills the spirit of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments, which call for parents to be partners in their child’s assessment and intervention activities.

Is ASQ:SE-2 parent-friendly?

ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires have been carefully designed to ensure clarity and ease of implementation for parents. Each questionnaire item is written in simple, straightforward language (at a 4th- to 6th-grade reading level), illustrations are provided when possible, and concrete examples are included. To further enhance parents’ involvement, The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide provides reproducible sheets of intervention activities for parents to try at home with their children.

Is training for ASQ:SE-2 available?

In addition to the comprehensive, easy-to-follow user’s guide, training DVDs, on-site workshops through Brookes On Location, and annual training seminars are available. Learn more.

Are children comfortable completing ASQ:SE-2?

ASQ:SE-2 is versatile, flexible, culturally sensitive, and designed to be administered at home. This means children can be tested in their usual environment and at the parents’ convenience.

Is ASQ:SE-2 technically sound?

ASQ:SE-2 was investigated with more than 16,424 questionnaires across the age intervals. Reliability is 89%; validity is between 71% and 90%. Complete details can be found in the technical report in The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

Is ASQ:SE-2 available in languages besides English?

Yes, ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires are also available in Spanish.

Are the master questionnaires on the CD-ROMs interactive?

No, the questionnaires on the CD-ROMs are in PDF format and are not fillable or interactive. The CD-ROMs are basically a more durable version of the paper forms. You can use the CD-ROMs to print the questionnaires and then photocopy them as needed.

Can I post ASQ:SE-2 sample questionnaires from your website on my website?

No. However, we encourage and permit linking from your website to the sample questionnaires on our website.

I’d like to share the data I’ve collected with ASQ:SE-2 with the authors to help further their research and the development of future editions. How do I do that?

The authors of the ASQ:SE-2 are always pleased to receive blind data. Please email rights@brookespublishing.com with your data and complete contact information, which will be shared only with the authors and not used by Brookes Publishing or any other party.

Can I charge parents, caregivers, or other service providers a fee for the questionnaires?

No, fees other than or in excess of the exact cost to print the questionnaires from the CD-ROM or photocopy the paper forms may not be charged.

I work in a physician’s office and we would like to charge our patients’ insurance companies for administering ASQ:SE-2. Are we allowed to do that?

Yes, you may charge insurance. Reimbursement of usual and customary charges for social-emotional screening, when performed with other evaluation and management services, is permitted.

What is the ASQ keycode?

The ASQ keycode is a unique number that comes in each type of ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires and ASQ-3 Learning Activities books. You’ll need this keycode to access online ASQ questionnaires and learning activity sheets after you purchase a subscription to online management (ASQ Pro for a single sites; ASQ Enterprise for multisite programs) and online questionnaire completion (ASQ Family Access).

Because you won’t be able to use the online products without the keycode, you must keep your keycode secure. Downloading the ASQ Keycode Recording Sheet will help you keep track of your program’s keycodes.

Does the keycode give me access to all ASQ questionnaires online?

The ASQ keycode grants online access only to the type of questionnaires it came with. If your program has purchased a box of ASQ-3 questionnaires in English, your keycode will allow you to use only ASQ-3 English questionnaires within your ASQ Pro, ASQ Enterprise, or ASQ Family Access account.

How many keycodes do I need?

If you are purchasing an ASQ Pro subscription (online data management for a single-site organization), you need one keycode for each type of questionnaire you are interested in using in the online system. For example, if your organization would like to use ASQ-3 in English and ASQ:SE-2 in English, you will need one ASQ-3 in English keycode and one ASQ:SE-2 in English keycode. Your program would need to purchase one box of ASQ-3 in English questionnaires and 1 box of ASQ:SE-2 in English questionnaires. To use the ASQ-3™ Learning Activities inside the ASQ Online system, your program would need to purchase one copy of the book.

If you are purchasing an ASQ Enterprise subscription (online data management for a multisite organization), each program (site) in your account will need one keycode for each type of questionnaire your organization would like to use in the system. For example, if your ASQ Enterprise account will have four programs (e.g., East, West, North, and South) and you would like to use ASQ-3 in English and ASQ:SE-2 in English with all four programs, you will need 8 unique keycodes (4 ASQ-3 in English keycodes and 4 ASQ:SE-2 in English keycodes). Your organization would need to purchase 4 boxes of ASQ-3 in English questionnaires and 4 boxes of ASQ:SE-2 in English questionnaires. To use the ASQ-3™ Learning Activities inside the ASQ Online system, your program would need to purchase one copy of the book for each program (site) in your account (e.g., 4 copies in the example above).

Can keycodes be shared with other sites?

Keycodes may not be shared between sites. Each keycode may be used only once. After a keycode has been entered in the online system, it will not unlock questionnaires for another account or program.

Where do I find the ASQ keycode?

Your ASQ keycode is printed on a sticker that is on the inside of your box of ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires. The sticker looks like this:

ASQ Sample Keycode Sticker

Keycode stickers are different colors on different products:
ASQ-3 English: light blue
ASQ-3 Spanish: light green
ASQ:SE English: light pink
ASQ:SE Spanish: light beige
ASQ-3 Learning Activities: light gray

How do I use the ASQ keycode?

Once your subscription activates, your program administrator enters the keycode in your program’s online profile. The keycode is entered within the Program Details section and can be entered by the account administrator or the program administrator.

What if my ASQ keycode is missing or lost?

If you lose your ASQ keycode, contact Brookes Publishing via e-mail or phone (1-800-638-3775). We will email you a Keycode Replacement Request Form.

  • Copy the ASQ Keycode Replacement Request Form onto your organization’s letterhead
  • Complete the form and get the signature of your Program Administrator
  • Fax or mail completed form and a valid proof of purchase (an original receipt or a photocopy of the copyright page) back to Brookes, to the attention of Customer Service (ASQ Keycode Replacement Assistance)

A replacement password will then be sent to the email address you provided when you filled out the form.

What if my ASQ Keycode is not working?

If your ASQ keycode is not working, please contact your ASQ Online account administrator. If you are an ASQ Online account administrator, please contact technical support at 1-866-368-2666.

What if I purchased ASQ:SE prior to June 2009?

ASQ:SE questionnaire boxes have included a keycode since June 2009. Customers who purchased ASQ:SE before June 2009 are still eligible to get a keycode to use with ASQ:SE questionnaires. If you need an ASQ:SE keycode, please notify us that you need one when you place your order for ASQ Pro, ASQ Enterprise, or ASQ Family Access. If you’ve already ordered ASQ Pro, ASQ Enterprise, or ASQ Family Access, please contact us at 1-800-638-3775 or email and we will send you the ASQ:SE Keycode Request Form.

If you have additional questions about the ASQ keycode, please contact customer service at 1-800-638-3775 or via email.

What is ASQ Online?

ASQ Online is the web-based system for ASQ, offering both online data management and questionnaire completion. The data management system includes three account options to meet your program’s needs: ASQ Pro, ASQ Enterprise, and ASQ Hub. The questionnaire completion system, Family Access, gives programs the option of having parents or caregivers complete questionnaires via the internet.

How does an ASQ Online subscription work?

A subscription to ASQ Pro, ASQ Enterprise, or ASQ Family Access is purchased on an annual basis. Programs are eligible to purchase an online subscription after they have purchased the ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires. In addition to the annual subscription, programs are charged on an annual basis for screening usage. Each completed ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire scored by ASQ Pro or ASQ Enterprise is counted as a screen. The per-screen fee is $0.50 per screen. Programs may choose to be billed on an annual basis or to prepay for screens.

What is the difference between ASQ Pro and ASQ Enterprise?

Both ASQ Pro and ASQ Enterprise are online data management systems for ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2. ASQ Pro is for single-site programs, while ASQ Enterprise is for multisite programs.

The ASQ Pro account has one Administrator who manages account activities, creates all users, and runs the program reports.

The ASQ Enterprise account offers programs with multiple sites advanced rights management and greater flexibility. The Account Administrator for an ASQ Enterprise account can link programs at more than one physical location for aggregate reporting or larger questionnaire solicitation campaigns. However, the ASQ Enterprise Account Administrator does not have to manage all individual program activities. Each site in an ASQ Enterprise account has a Program Administrator that sets up users and manages program activities and reporting.

What is ASQ Hub?

ASQ Hub is an administrative account that is designed to allow states or other large organizations the ability to view and run reports of aggregate data for linked ASQ Pro and ASQ Enterprise accounts.

What is the cost per child for using ASQ Online?

The cost per child of an ASQ Online subscription depends on several factors, including how many physical sites your program has and how many children your program screens each year. For an estimate of your program’s per-child ASQ Online cost, use the ASQ Online Cost Estimator.

What is ASQ Family Access?

ASQ Family Access is the online questionnaire completion system for use with ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires. Programs use ASQ Family Access to allow parents or caregivers to complete questionnaires for their child online using a secure, private website. Programs can opt for families to access the system at home or on a computer set up at a program’s office or clinic. Parent responses link to the ASQ Online management system for automated scoring and storage within a child record.

Can I purchase ASQ Family Access alone?

No, subscriptions to ASQ Family Access are only available to ASQ Pro and ASQ Enterprise subscribers. ASQ Family Access is not a stand-alone system; questionnaires completed online are scored and stored inside an ASQ Pro or ASQ Enterprise account.

Can parents complete ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires online?

Yes. By subscribing to ASQ Family Access, programs may allow parents to complete ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires for their child online using a secure, private web site.

Is there a limit to the number of users for one ASQ Online account?

No. ASQ Online subscriptions can have an unlimited number of users. It is up to the Account Administrator(s) to set up the appropriate number of users for your ASQ Online account.

Can I add other test data into the ASQ Online system, such as M-CHAT results?

Yes, other test data can be included in a Note within an individual child profile. The data will remain within that child profile unless removed by a user. However, at this time there is no systematic way to extract the data for a single child or across children for reporting purposes.

What technical assistance is available after I purchase my ASQ Pro subscription?

Purchasers of ASQ Pro will receive:

  • an introductory web-based walkthrough for the Account Administrator
  • self-guided online tutorials for the Account Administrator and Providers
  • online, up-to-date user’s manuals for the Account Administrator and Providers
  • extensive online, up-to-date Frequently Asked Questions
  • free 24/7 technical support by e-mail for the duration of your online subscription (response time within 24 hours)
  • free 24/7 technical support by phone for the first 3 months of your initial online subscription (phone technical support after the first 3 months is available for purchase)

What technical assistance is available after I purchase my ASQ Enterprise subscription?

Purchasers of ASQ Enterprise will receive:

  • an introductory web-based walkthrough for your Account Administrator
  • self-guided online tutorials for Account Administrators, Program Administrators, and Providers
  • online, up-to-date user’s manuals for Account Administrators, Program Administrators, and Providers extensive online, up-to-date FAQs
  • free 24/7 technical support by e-mail for the duration of your online subscription (response time within 24 hours)
  • free 24/7 technical support by phone for the first 3 months of your initial online subscription (phone technical support after the first 3 months is available for purchase)

How do I know my data are protected in the ASQ Online system?

Browser-level encryption protects all of your confidential data and information. ASQ Online uses 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption, which is also employed by most financial institutions, medical data centers, and government agencies to ensure that data is secure from interception during transmission. To authorize and certify access, we use VeriSign, an advanced security solution designed to provide secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks. SSL prevents unauthorized access to your data.

For a detailed explanation of the security protocols used by ASQ Online, please read the ASQ Online Technical Information sheet.

How is child data kept secure in ASQ Online?

Your information is stored on RAID 5 storage systems, which use redundancy to protect against data loss and are designed to recover data quickly in the event of a hardware or disk failure. Brookes Publishing takes precautions to protect the confidentiality and security of the data collected and stored in the site’s database by using industry-recognized security safeguards such as firewalls, coupled with carefully developed security procedures to protect your information from loss, misuse, or unauthorized alteration.

For a detailed explanation of the security protocols used by ASQ Online, please read our ASQ Online Technical Information sheet.

Is ASQ Online compatible with my ASQ Manager CD-ROM?

No, the ASQ Online management system is a new product built with software that is better suited for web-based data management. It has more functionality than the ASQ Manager CD-ROM database. Unlike ASQ Manager, ASQ Online is designed to be used with ASQ-3 questionnaire data, rather than ASQ, 2nd edition questionnaires.

How can I transfer my child records from ASQ Manager to an ASQ Online account?

For assistance, ASQ Manager customers may call 1-800-638-3775 or 410-337-9580 or e-mail. An ASQ customer support representative will contact you to review your needs and discuss options for transferring records. In most cases, there will be a fee based on the amount of data being transferred. By using Brookes Publishing to oversee your transfer, you will have the expertise of staff who are familiar with both systems. Alternatively, you may elect to re-enter your data directly into your ASQ Online account.

Can I post the PDF questionnaires on the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 CD-ROMs on my program’s computer network?

The questionnaires, family information sheets, Information Summary sheets, intervention activity sheets, What Is ASQ-3™? handout, mailing sheet, Parent Conference Sheet, Child Monitoring Sheet, and order form can be posted on your program’s local area network (LAN) or intranet if only people in your organization at a single physical site can have access to the LAN or intranet. Employees can then print and use the questionnaires as needed, but only from their computers at that single physical site. Remote access from another physical site, including by virtual private network (VPN), file transfer protocol (FTP), tunneling protocols, or other means, is not permitted.

My organization has many locations throughout the state. How many boxes of the ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 do I need to buy?

Each branch office or physical site that will be using the ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 system must purchase its own box of original questionnaires with accompanying CD-ROM; questionnaire boxes, CD-ROMs, and master forms cannot be shared among sites. Each physical site must also have its own copy of the ASQ-3™ User’s Guide and/or The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.

I understand that use of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 is site specific, but I’m not sure how a “site” is defined. What constitutes a “site”?

A site is a single physical location, such as an office. An organization may have various sites—for example, the downtown office, the East branch, and the North branch. The sites may be located in the same city or town, the same county, the same state, or even different states. For instance, the University of Michigan has three campuses in Michigan: Ann Arbor, Flint, and Dearborn. Each campus is a different site; the main campus in Ann Arbor cannot purchase ASQ-3 and then share copies of it with the two branch campuses in other cities. Even on one campus, there are different sites; say, if the School of Social Work wanted to use the ASQ-3 and the School of Education also wanted to use the ASQ-3, they each must purchase their own ASQ-3 box, as they are separate departments located in different buildings. Head Start programs are another example: Even though there are dozens of Head Start programs across the United States, and they’re all part of the same organization, the main office cannot purchase one ASQ-3 box to share with all of the sites; each must own an original ASQ-3 box and ASQ-3™ User’s Guide. Some ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 users are pediatricians with more than one office in the same town; each office must own an original ASQ-3 box and ASQ-3™ User’s Guide (or ASQ:SE-2 box and The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide) rather than sharing the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 materials between the multiple offices in the same town.

Do I have to transition to ASQ:SE-2?

No, you do not have to transition to ASQ:SE-2. However, you will not be able to enter any new ASQ:SE information in ASQ Online after December 31, 2016. Learn more.

Can I e-mail ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires to a colleague or a family?

No, blank questionnaires may not be e-mailed to anyone for any reason. However, you may always share a completed questionnaire with a family in the course of your service provision to them.

Can I post online or e-mail the “What Is ASQ-3™?” document?

Yes, you may post the “What Is ASQ-3™?” document on your web site or your organization’s web site. You also may e-mail “What Is ASQ-3™?” to a colleague or a family. However, when posting online or e-mailing, the document may not be altered in any way, and the copyright protection line at the bottom may not be removed or replaced.

Can I use some of the questions from ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 in an item or tool that I am creating?

Brookes Publishing appreciates interest in ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2. However, you need written permission from Brookes Publishing before adapting, translating, reformatting, reprinting, or reproducing (except as covered by the ASQ-3 Photocopying Release or ASQ:SE-2 Photocopying Release) the questionnaires, the User’s Guides, any related materials, or any part thereof in any way. To apply for permission, please complete a Permission Request Form online at www.brookespublishing.com/customer-service/permissions/.

Can I translate ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 for use in a research study?

Written permission is needed from Brookes Publishing before translating and adapting any part of ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2. To apply for permission to translate the tool(s) for use in a research study, please download and complete the Checklist for Permission to Translate for Research Use and email it to rights@brookespublishing.com, along with the CVs of the investigators involved in your study. Due to the volume of inquiries and requests received, please be advised that the standard processing time is a minimum 6–8 weeks.

Can I post ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires on my web site or my organization’s web site?

No, posting ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires on any web site, password protected or otherwise, is not permitted. However, we permit and encourage linking from your web site to the sample questionnaires on our web site. Our sample questionnaires may not be posted on any other web site.

Can ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires be photocopied?

Yes, ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires as well as the sample letters and forms in the user’s guides may be photocopied for use at a single site with all of the children served by the purchasing organization at no additional charge.

I would like to add my program’s logo and contact information to the Family Information Sheet. May I do so without first obtaining permission from Brookes Publishing? May I make any other changes, additions, or deletions to the Family Information Sheet, or any other pages of the questionnaires?

You may add your program’s logo and contact information to the Family Information Sheet and/or remove the drawing of the mother and infant without seeking permission from Brookes Publishing. This is detailed in the ASQ-3 User’s Guide, beginning at the bottom of page 48, “At the top right of each family information sheet is an illustration of a mother and infant. Programs may use this space to place their program logo or contact information if desired….the family information sheet provides space to insert, stamp, type, or write essential identifying information for the program….The bottom of each version of the family information sheet has a section for information important to the program….” Any other modification or reformatting of the Family Information Sheet needs the written approval of Brookes Publishing; contact rights@brookespublishing.com.

Making changes, additions, or deletions to, or reformatting the other questionnaire pages (any or all of the pages following the Family Information Sheet) requires the written approval of Brookes Publishing. Contact rights@brookespublishing.com.

I am presenting an ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 training next month. How do I obtain permission to distribute photocopies of one of the questionnaires to seminar participants?

If you are presenting an ASQ-3 seminar, Brookes Publishing grants you permission to distribute photocopies of the completed 48-month ASQ-3 posted here free of charge. If you are presenting an ASQ:SE seminar, Brookes Publishing grants you permission to distribute photocopies of the completed 48-month ASQ:SE posted here free of charge. Each participant should also receive a copy of the ASQ Ordering Guide.

Your seminar cannot generate revenue for any program or individual. If you would like to use a different questionnaire in your seminar or if your seminar is generating revenue for any program or individual, please complete the permission request form online at www.brookespublishing.com/customer-service/permissions/. Please note that permission will be granted for one-time use only and there will be a processing fee. Please also note that our standard processing time is 4–6 weeks. If you are submitting a rush request, there may be an additional charge.

How do I get more information about ASQ-3 and/or ASQ:SE-2 usage and rights and permissions?

If your question is not answered by the information provided in this section, please e-mail your inquiry to Brookes Publishing’s Subsidiary Rights Department at rights@brookespublishing.com. E-mails are answered as quickly as possible. However, due to the volume of inquiries received, please be advised that it may be approximately 6–8 weeks before you receive a response.

 

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    What ASQ Users are Saying

    We chose ASQ because it is easy to do, low cost, culturally sensitive, and it meets our purpose of basic screening for our children’s development. Our infant teachers base their curriculum on each individual child based on the ASQ.”

    Kathy Bostic, Program Supervisor, Pinehurst Child Care Center