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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…

We work with families who know that their child has a delay, but is not receiving services. How should we use ASQ-3 with a child who will more than likely score below the cutoff?

In this situation, providers need to be sensitive to parents' concerns and feelings, especially if it is likely that ASQ-3 items will be difficult for the child. Asking parents about the strengths of their child and starting there is a good idea. You could even ask parents to complete the ASQ-3 areas out of order to h…

The ASQ-3 questionnaire, particuarly in the Communication area, sometimes is not in-depth enough and may flag a child with a slight delay instead of a significant delay. How would you address this type of case?

The ASQ-3 is a developmental screener designed to indicate when children may have delays. The tool is not in-depth enough to determine whether children have a slight delay or significant delays in the Communication area (or any developmental area). If a child has concerns in the Communication area (i.e., scoring in th…

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