Each ASQ-3 interval has 6 questions in the communication area. These questions measure expressive and receptive skills. Most age intervals have 3 questions about expressive language. For example, “Does your child make sentences that are three or four words long?” and “When your baby wants something, does she tell you by pointing to it?” PEDS has one question about expressive language. The PEDS:DM does have more specific questions about communication skills. If there are any concerns about a child’s language development, a language screener, such as the MacArthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories or Peabody, should be used.