The Ages & Stages Questionnaires® :Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) is a first level screening tool that is designed to identify children who may be at risk for social or emotional difficulties
The ASQ:SE does not diagnose serious social or emotional disorders; rather it should be seen as first step aid in identifying young children who may benefit from more in-depth evaluation and/or preventive interventions designed to improve their social competence, emotional competence, or both.
*Parents can use the results of the ASQ:SE to help talk with pediatricians, teachers or other professionals if they have concerns about their child's social emotional development.
The core of ASQ:SE is a series of 8 questionnaires that correspond to age intervals from birth to 6 years.
- Each questionnaire contains simple questions for parents to answer about their child's behavior and social interactions.
- The answers are scored and help to determine whether the child's development appears to be progressing as expected or whether the child should be referred for a professional evaluation.
Behaviors discussed in each questionnaire reflect developmental milestones for each age group. Parents can learn more about what to expect their child to be able to do at each stage of development.
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