Reliable screening that’s friendly for teachers and parents.

PreK developmental screening is a mandate in 31 states already, with more to come in the next few years. Your school needs a reliable, accurate screener that’s equally friendly for teachers and parents and helps you with the critical tasks of referral and monitoring. Here’s why public preschool programs across the country have already chosen ASQ—and why it’s the best choice for your program, too!

The benefits of using ASQ.

Parent-completed. PreK teachers are now being asked—or in some states, required—to include parents in developmental screening. ASQ is a parent-completed tool that makes the most of families’ in-depth knowledge and helps them become full partners in the screening process.

Accurate. Concerned about the reliability of parent-report tools? Studies show that parents’ observations turn out to be very good predictors of developmental delays1. Learn more about parent reporting.

Teacher-friendly. Early childhood educators can also complete ASQ to pinpoint their students’ strengths and help identify children with developmental or social-emotional concerns. ASQ questionnaires are easy for busy teachers to complete—they’re fast and reader-friendly, and the tips and illustrations help teachers give the most accurate responses.

Improves partnerships with families. ASQ makes it easy to share children’s strengths with families, which helps you improve your rapport with parents. With ASQ, parents will also have an easy way to learn about developmental milestones and actively encourage their child’s progress.

Clear referral and monitoring. Public preschools are being used more and more as primary referral agencies. With the revised cutoff scores and monitoring zone in ASQ-3™, there’s no more guesswork with identifying at-risk children. Just a glance at the ASQ-3 scoring sheet will tell you when a child should be referred or monitored.

Includes learning activities. The ASQ system includes fun, simple, and inexpensive learning activities that teachers can use in the classroom and parents can use at home. The activities cover the same five developmental areas screened with ASQ-3 and help children progress in areas of concern.

Sources:
1Rydz, D., Shevell, M. I., Majnemer, A., & Oskoui, M. (2005). Developmental Screening. Journal of Child Neurology, 20(1), 4-–21.

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    What ASQ Users are Saying

    “I like the ASQ:SE, which is an easy non-threatening tool to use to assess important social-emotional developmental milestones of the baby…. This tool lends itself well to developing educational activities to foster a healthy parenting relationship.”

    Cynthia Suire, MSN, RN, Nurse–Family Partnership Program Louisiana Office of Public Health