Regular developmental screening in the early years helps make sure children are on track and helps identify areas where additional support may be needed. “Don’t worry, but don’t wait.”
A child’s physical growth is measured by looking at their height and weight, but growth also involves their development. Children grow and learn throughout their lives and it’s important that parents know how their child is developing. No two children progress exactly alike, but there are stages known as milestones that can help guide you through looking at your child’s development. If there are questions or concerns along the way you can take the necessary steps to help them reach their full potential by completing a developmental screening questionnaire. One of the screening tools commonly recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3). Sprouts offers the ASQ-3 online!
Using your expert knowledge about your child the ASQ-3 is a parent or caregiver completed screening questionnaire that helps make sure your child’s growth and development is progressing on track. The screening looks at their unique development and provides information about general developmental milestones, as well as information specific to your child. The ASQ-3 takes a look at five areas of development: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal-social skills.
After the screening is complete and submitted online, it is reviewed by a team of child development professionals and results are provided back to the email address listed, within 3 to 5 business days. If questionnaire results indicate your child is developing with no concerns, you will receive an email with the results and suggested developmental activities to continue encouraging your child’s development. If questionnaire results show any concerns, you will be contacted for more information.
Please note the information you enter into the ASQ-3 screening link is secure and will not be shared with anyone without your written consent. If your child attends a child care center or preschool program that is in Partnership with the Sprouts Child Development Initiative, you have signed a consent as a part of your enrollment process and your child’s results will be shared with the program Director/Teacher for lesson planning purposes. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to call 918-699-4250.
Regular developmental screenings in the early years helps make sure children are on track and helps identify areas where additional support may be needed. “Don’t worry, but don’t wait.”