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Access the ASQ Training Portal anytime, anywhere

When seeking to increase the effectiveness of screening programs, many administrators focus their attention on staff training and professional development. If more and better ASQ® training is on your to-do list, there are tons of resources you can access online for free in our ASQ Training Portal. All you have to do is register for the ASQ website if you haven’t already. (Registration is also free, and quick!)

What will I find in the ASQ Training Portal?

The ASQ Training Portal has presentations, handouts, activities, and games to help you introduce ASQ®-3 or ASQ®:SE-2 to your team. Topics range from how to use the tools, to a deeper exploration of topics such as screening diverse children, engaging with parents, and interpreting results. You’ll even find a full set of printables to help you run a group training session from start to finish.

Here are a few essentials to get started, but you’ll find lots more in the portal.

  • Introduction to ASQ-3 – This presentation goes over the basics of effective developmental screening, including background information, benefits, step-by-step instructions, scoring, and technical data.
  • Introduction to ASQ:SE-2 – This presentation provides a comprehensive overview of the tool, including the data behind it, new features in the second edition, and scoring basics.
  • Scoring Exercises – Have your staff practice scoring and interpreting a sample questionnaire for ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2.
  • Discussion Guide: Screening Diverse Children – Jumpstart a group discussion about best practices for using an interpreter for ASQ completion.
  • Discussion Guide: Engaging Parents – Review these questions during a discussion about introducing questionnaires to parents.
  • Discussion Guide: Interpreting Results – Use this guide to promote discussion about the factors that should be considered while interpreting results.

Why focus on training?

In-Depth Training:
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Get comprehensive training for your staff on ASQ-3 and/or ASQSE-2.

When staff members learn to administer the tools and interpret results correctly, they can accurately identify and help children who may need support. And by fully understanding the importance of screening (and how to communicate it to families), they’ll have an easier time building trust and encouraging engagement.

A recent study cited in Infants & Young Children found that even brief training about development screening had a positive effect on staff attitudes and practices. The implication here is that even if your time is limited, it is worthwhile to offer whatever training and support you can. Fortunately, the ASQ Training Portal is full of options that are easy to implement or share.

What if I need to train staff remotely?

Free Webinars: Using ASQ with Families Virtually
Learn how to continue screening in our current environment.

The current health crisis has certainly made in-person meetings more challenging. The good news is providing support to your staff using ASQ doesn’t need to be face-to-face to be effective. And if the pandemic has created openings in your staff members’ calendars, this actually may be a good time for professional development.

The materials in the ASQ Portal can all be used with whatever remote tools you already have in place. A facilitator could lead trainings and share visuals via video conference, or staff can view presentations on their own from home.

How to access the ASQ Training Portal

The ASQ Training Portal is always linked along the top of the ASQ website. When you access it the first time you’ll need to register, but it’s free and simple to do. Plus, website registration also unlocks other exclusive content, including the Networking Directory.

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