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Ages and Stages Social/Emotional Questionnaires

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires(ASQ) screeners are sets of valid, reliable, and age-appropriate questionnaires that were developed to be filled out by the true expert on the child— the parents! However, it is a tool that can be utilized by physicians, teachers, grandparents and other allied health professionals to monitor the developmental and social emotional well-being of children. There are two screeners in the ASQ family:

  • ASQ®:SE-2, which focuses on social-emotional development.


Ages and Stages Social/Emotional Questionnaires (ASQ: SE-2)

Parent-completed questionnaires that reliably identify young children at risk for social or emotional difficulties.

Screens 7 key behavioral areas—self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people.

The 7 Key Behavioral Areas:

  • Self Regulation: The child’s ability to calm or settle down or adjust to physiological or environmental conditions or stimulation.
  • Compliance: The child’s ability or willingness to conform to the direction of others and follow rules.
  • Adaptive Functioning: The child’s success or ability to cope with physiological needs.
  • Autonomy: The child’s ability or willingness to self-initiate or respond without guidance.
  • Affect: The child’s ability to demonstrate his or her own feelings and empathy for others.
  • Social-Communication: The child’s ability to interact with others by responding or initiating verbal or nonverbal signals.
  • Interaction with People: The child’s ability to respond or initiate social responses to parents, other adults, or peers.
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