Parent Questions about Utah’s Celebrate the Stages! Initiative

Will my child’s data automatically be shared?

Your child’s data will NOT be shared without your consent. You can choose to give consent as you complete the online questionnaire. You can change your mind about data sharing at any time.

What if my child’s questionnaire shows an area of concern?

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires is a screening tool, so it helps identify areas for follow up but does not provide a diagnosis. Your provider will help you decide on next steps. Options include practicing some skills and rescreening, using another assessment tool with your child, or a referral to your pediatrician or other specialist.

What if I already completed this questionnaire in the past?

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires is designed to be repeated at intervals throughout your child’s first years, in much the same way as well-child visits are most frequent at first but decrease as your child grows. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that your child be screened at 2, 4, 6, and 9 months of age, and then every 6 months after their first birthday.

How will I get my results?

The agency that shared the link to complete the questionnaire online with you will contact you to discuss results. If you haven’t heard from them within a week following the screening, please contact them directly.

Professional Questions about Utah’s Celebrate the Stages! Initiative

How can I receive a free ASQ Online account through the statewide program?

If you are interested in participating, please contact jenniferfloyd@utah.gov to begin the training and onboarding process.

Who can see the data that I enter?

Only people to whom the parent gives permission can see identifiable information about the child. Account holders will only see information about the children they screen in their program. Parents may give permission to other providers, including pediatricians or other health care professionals, who will access the child’s information through other web portals or electronic health records.

Is my data secure?

Yes. Strict data security and privacy rules are ensured through data sharing agreements with the Utah Department of Health. ASQ Online uses robust security measures and employs the appropriate physical and technical safeguards to protect user data, child data, and other data entered by users in the system and ensure over time their continued confidentiality and correct use. Learn more about ASQ Online’s security features and compliance with HIPAA and FERPA.

How is parental consent received?

When the parent follows the link to begin the screening, they consent to complete the screening online and share that information with their provider. They also are asked to consent to sharing the data with the Utah Department of Health and other providers. Their consent and date of consent is recorded in the online system. If the parent does a paper screener or the provider enters the screening manually into the online system, the provider is responsible for ensuring that consent is received for screening and data sharing.

I don’t want to screen children, but it would be useful to see screening data. Is that possible?

Yes, providers can request access through the CHARM web portal or for an EMR interface. Please contact jenniferfloyd@utah.gov for more information.

General Questions about ASQ

How often should ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 be completed for a child?

ASQ is a flexible system that allows programs to choose the frequency of screening based on what works best with your program’s goals and capabilities. We do recommend that programs screen children on a regular basis from 1 month to 6 years, rather than just once, considering the rapid social-emotional and developmental changes that occur in young children.

Parents also have different needs at different stages of a child’s development. For example, some parents are very comfortable and at ease about parenting infants but begin to feel challenged when their child becomes a toddler and strives for independence. In addition, any change in children’s homes, schools, or health status may greatly affect their development.

For children birth to 24 months, screening with ASQ-3 every 4–6 months is typically adequate. If a delay is suspected, programs should rescreen in 2–3 months. For children 2–3 years and older, screening every 6 months is adequate unless a delay is suspected. Using each age interval of ASQ:SE-2 is a reasonable monitoring schedule. Programs with fewer resources may choose specific intervals for their monitoring efforts.

If a child is already getting early intervention or other services, do ASQ-3 or ASQ:SE-2 still need to be administered?

ASQ-3 was designed to identify children with delays. If a child has been previously identified with a delay or disability and is receiving services, it not recommended that providers continue administering questionnaires. Parents may be discouraged when completing questionnaires because their child can do only a few of the skills targeted. If you are interested in figuring out where a child is within a domain that may not be affected by the delay (for instance, gross motor skills for a child with language delays), selected domains on ASQ-3 could be completed.

ASQ:SE-2 can be completed by parents of all children as a measure of behavior and social-emotional skills. But it’s important to note that children with disabilities often score above the ASQ:SE-2 cutoff points (suggesting areas of concern), so professionals may opt to use the screener to provide a profile of children’s strengths and competencies but not to compare the child’s profile with normative cutoff scores.

What translations of ASQ are available?

ASQ questionnaires have been translated into many languages to meet the growing needs of programs working with diverse families. Some translations of ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 are available to purchase or license.

ASQ-3 is available for purchase in English, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, French, and Vietnamese. ASQ:SE-2 is available for purchase in English, Spanish, Arabic, and French. You can access these languages in the online system, with the purchase of the print product.

A full list of available translations is available here.

General Questions about ASQ Online

Does online access work on a phone or tablet?

Yes, ASQ Online can be accessed via phone or tablet. The Family Access component is optimized to be easily used on a phone or tablet.

If the screening is completed using a questionnaire in a language other than English, can the answers and scores be viewed and/or printed out in English?

ASQ Online allows users to toggle between English and translated versions of the questionnaires and information summary sheets. However, any comments/written responses provided by the caregiver are not translated from the language to English.

What are the system requirements for using ASQ Online?

ASQ Online is a web-based platform with a few basic system and software requirements. Each user’s device must use:

  • A PC running Windows 98 or newer; a Macintosh with OS9 or higher
  • One of these internet browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher; Netscape 9.0 or higher; Mozilla Firefox; Safari; Google Chrome
  • Browser must be configured to accept cookies
  • Browser must have JavaScript enabled
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (free; https://get.adobe.com/reader/) to view and print reports, questionnaires, and other documents)

How can I access technical support for ASQ Online?

ASQ Online has a built-in help section that includes a variety of tutorials. If you require additional assistance, Technical Support is available 24/7 by calling 1-866-404-9853 or sending a message through https://www.asqonline.com/support

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    What ASQ Users are Saying

    “What I love about the ASQ is that it allows our staff to catch delays quickly and allows us to get our clients the early intervention programs that they sometimes need. In many cases [ASQ] helps us catch children up before they start kindergarten, therefore providing children with the start that they deserve.

    Sharon Gee, Supervisor, Healthy Families Niagara