Have questions about ASQ?
Check out our FAQs, which give you clear information about ASQ® fundamentals. And for answers to more specific ASQ questions, explore our archive of “Ask Jane” FAQs answered by Dr. Jane Squires, ASQ’s Lead Developer and Director of the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon’s Center on Human Development.
If you don’t see an answer to your question, submit one—Dr. Squires periodically responds to new questions from ASQ users.
Explore some recent questions
Here are a few timely user questions Dr. Squires has answered recently:
Q: I am a home visitor and have wondered about one of the questions related to gender on the ASQ-3 questionnaires. The item is “using these exact words, ask your child ‘Are you a boy or a girl?’ Does your child answer correctly?” Some parents have concerns about this item, and some say that they find it to be insensitive to the transgender community. As a professional, how should we handle this issue? Do you have any plans to update this item in future version of the questionnaires?
A. This is an important issue. We agree that the questions related to gender are potentially hurtful to families and children, and we apologize. In the past, gender was considered a hallmark of development but now there exists a much more nuanced and sophisticated view of all that is involved with gender. We consider this item to be dated and have omitted it as we begin work on the next edition of ASQ.
As you use ASQ-3, you may find it best to omit the item related to gender and calculate an adjusted score for the Personal-Social area.
For your reference, items related to gender appear on ASQ-3 in the Personal-Social area on the 36 month, 42 month, 48 month, 54 month, and 60 month questionnaires.
Q: If a child is already getting early intervention or other services, do the ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 still need to be administered?
Q: What’s the best way to screen English language learners? Should they be screened in English or should teachers translate the questionnaire and administer it in the child’s home language?
Have more questions? Explore the full list of ASQ FAQs.