A quick, parent-completed screening tool that gathers important information about the home environments of children and helps guide decision-making about referral options.
ESQ was developed by Jane Squires, Ph.D., and Diane Bricker, Ph.D., the developers of Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2) screeners with assistance from Misti Waddell, Ph.D., Kristin Funk, M.A., LCSW, and Kathleen Moxley-South, Ph.D., BC-HSP
What age range does it cover?
What areas does it cover?
ESQ gathers information in six key areas: Education and Employment, Housing, Child and Family Health, Economics and Finances, Family Life, and Community
Who scores it and uses results?
Home visitors, parent educators, early interventionists, Head Start and Early Head Start professionals, social workers, pediatricians
How can the results be used?
ESQ identifies risk and protective factors in a child’s environment. This information helps professionals consider families’ needs, organize referral information, and monitor outcomes for families.
How many questions are included?
ESQ takes 10–15 minutes to complete by interview or independently with follow-up discussion. Scoring takes 2–3 minutes.
What languages are available?
ESQ and the Referral Summary are available in English and Spanish.