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Sometimes, we receive completed ASQ-3 questionnaires with scores of 0 in all domains for children that have not been diagnosed with any delays or disabilities. Should we use an ASQ-3 questionnaire in a younger age interval to help get an idea of the children’s general developmental level?

Yes, using the next lower age interval is recommended. A provider can sample items from the lower age interval and see if the child can do those skills. It may be possible that the parents do not read English or understand the questions. A phone call is recommended to determine whether the parents need a translated qu…

When adjusting age for prematurity, if the child's last ASQ-3 result shows that he has developed skills expected of his chronological age, can you switch to using chronological age to choose the next interval?

Age adjustments for prematurity are calculated for the benefit of infants; it is intended to give them an opportunity to catch up. If that has already happened, it makes sense to revert to a chronological age when choosing ASQ-3 intervals.

My providers struggle with choosing the right ASQ questionnaire interval. Is there a way to ensure they are selecting the correct interval?

When is comes to screening, accuracy is important. Don't second guess your by- hand calculations—use our online calculator instead! Always choose the right questionnaire for a child's age with [the ASQ Calculator][1]. Simply enter the ASQ administration date, the child's date of birth, and the number of weeks the chi…

Sometimes a questionnaire cannot be completed during one home visit. Can the questionnaires be completed across two visits and still remain valid and reliable?

Sometimes it is not possible to have a parent (or a professional) complete a questionnaire all at one time. It may be better not to complete the ASQ all on one home visit and tire the child and parent. As long as the questionnaire is completed within a week or two from the start date, the results should still be valid…

We give parents both ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 at the same time. Which ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire should be used if there isn't a questionnaire that corresponds directly to child's age assessed with ASQ-3 (for example, 8 months)?

There are no gaps between age intervals for ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires so there is always a questionnaire available for children in the appropriate age ranges (1-66 months for ASQ-3 and 1-72 months for ASQ:SE-2). Even when there is not an ASQ:SE-2 questionnaire with the exact same age as an ASQ-3 questionnaire,…

For a research study, I am recruiting parents of children under 5 years of age to complete the ASQ:SE-2. Since the tool has multiple age intervals with differing numbers of items, how can I compare ASQ:SE-2 scores for all children in that study?

Because there are different numbers of items on each age interval (and thus varying score ranges), you can compute an average item score for each child and compare those average scores. The average item score is calculated by dividing the total score by the number of scored items on that interval. The chart on page 36…

When calculating a child's age to choose the correct age interval, does the date administered count as a complete day in the calculation?

Yes, the administration date is counted as a full day when calculating age. But, the child's birth date is not counted. For example, if a child is born 5/20/2018, then on 5/20/2019 the child's age is 1 year, 0 days. For easy age calculation, [use the online ASQ Calculator][1] or download the free ASQ Calculator app fr…

A parent questioned the ASQ-3 age interval selected for her child even though the child's age fell in the age window. The parent was concerned that the selected interval was setting her child up for failure. How can we accurately explain why a given age interval was chosen and help alleviate parent concerns?

Some parents may express concerns about the age interval chosen for their child, especially if a parent perceives the child’s skills as being delayed. Completing the ASQ-3 (and ASQ:SE-2) is designed to be a positive experience for parents so it is important to address these concerns by explaining the purpose of develo…

How do you calculate what age interval of the ASQ-3 should be used?

To determine the correct ASQ-3 interval for a child, you need to calculate a child's age in months and days. For easy age calculation, you can use our website [calculato][1]r at or the free ASQ Calculator app available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. A by-hand method is described on page 65 of the ASQ-3 User'…

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