Ages and Stages
By: Amanda Falko
What is the ASQ-3?
There are 21 Questionnaire intervals
- 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24
- 27, 30, 33, 36 (Spaced 3 months apart)
- 42, 48, 54, 60 (Spaced 6 months apart)
There are 6 questions in each area
Questions are in Hierarchical order
- The questions range in difficulty from about 75 developmental quotient (DQ) to a 100 DQ. The DQ is calculated by taking a skill age level divided by the age of the child. For example:
Question #3 and #4 are approx. 14 month skills (DQ=88; 14mo/16mo)
Question #5 and #6 are approx. 16 month skills (DQ=100; 16mo/16mo)
Developmental - Intellectual/ Cognitive Test
Measures: Communication, Gross and Fine Motor Skills, Problem Solving, and Personal-Social
Communication: Focuses on language skills-both what the child understands and what he or she can say.
Gross Motor: Focuses on large muscle movement and coordination
Fine Motor: Focuses on small muscle movement and coordination
Problem Solving: Focuses on the child's play with toys
Personal-Social: Focuses on the child's interactions with toys and other children
Age Level: 1 month- 5 ½ years old
- Telephone Interview
- Home visit
Requirements for Testing:
- Each Questionnaire is completed by parents or caregiver
- Takes about 10-15 minutes
- Comes with a kit full of materials
All the material is age appropriate, gender neutral, and culturally sensitive
Some of the materials include:
- Clothing with button/zipper
- baby bottle
- book with pictures
- coloring book
- doll or stuffed animal
- wagon, stroller, or other toy on wheels
- small toy, easy to grip
- tooth brush and tooth paste
- soap, water, and/or towel
Scoring and Results:
This form provides space for scoring, comments, and basic information.
Answers are in Yes, Sometimes, and Not Yet form.
They are later converted to 10, 5, 0 points and are totaled for each developmental area.
These five area scores are then compared with empirically derived cutoff points shown on the bar graph on the Information Summary Sheet.