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North Haven Child Development Center
20 Peck St. North Haven, CT 06473

Phone: 203-234-2334

Fax: 203-234-1416

Web: www.nhcdcenter.com

Developmental & Social-Emotional Screening

The North Haven Child Development Center incorporates Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ-3™) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE-2™) for all children in our program. The tools support parents and staff with guided activities for children, while paving the way for meaningful next steps in learning, intervention and or monitoring of development.

What is developmental screening and why is it important?

Not every delay is visible to the eye. Developmental delays and disabilities, such as autism, emotional disturbances, and speech and language disorders, often go undetected until a child enters elementary school.

Study after study has shown that the earlier a delay is recognized and intervention is begun, the better the child’s chance of substantial improvement. Developmental screening is one of the best things you can do to ensure a child’s success in school and life. (And that’s why we include it in our program and have made it a top priority.)

Social and emotional development in early childhood: more important than ever.

Children’s ability to regulate their emotions and skillfully manage social interactions is critical to their healthy development and future success. If social-emotional problems are identified and addressed early, children are less likely to be placed in special education programs—and later in life, they’re also less likely to experience school failure, unemployment, and incarceration.

Preventing social-emotional challenges in the critical early years is a matter of national concern. The first step is timely, accurate, and cost-effective screening—with a screener like Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2™)—that pinpoints problem areas in social or emotional development in early childhood. The earlier a social-emotional problem is recognized and addressed, the better the child’s chance of success.

Why Screening Matters

Screening detects developmental delays in children—and celebrates milestones.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to gauge developmental progress and determine meaningful next steps—at a time when action can have its greatest impact: during a child’s first years of life.

Because social-emotional and developmental delays in children can be subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing typically, most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school. In fact—this happens 70% of the time when busy pediatricians and specialists rely on clinical judgment alone.1

Meet ASQ-3™

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.

Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed—the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential. Learn more about ASQ-3.

ASQ-3™

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ-3™) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.

Evidence shows that the earlier development is assessed—the greater the chance a child has to reach his or her potential. Learn more about ASQ-3.

Developmental Screening

Screening detects developmental delays in children—and celebrates milestones.

Screening young children is an effective, efficient way for professionals to gauge developmental progress and determine meaningful next steps—at a time when action can have its greatest impact: during a child’s first years of life.

Because social-emotional and developmental delays in children can be subtle and can occur in children who appear to be developing typically, most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school. In fact—this happens 70% of the time when busy pediatricians and specialists rely on clinical judgment alone.1

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Authentic, ongoing observational assessment is critical to planning appropriate learning experiences and helping children thrive.
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Children’s ability to regulate their emotions and skillfully manage social interactions is critical to their healthy development and future success.
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Developmental
DevelopmentalScreening & Monitoring
The first 5 years of your child’s life are very important and developmental screening is a great way to ensure their future success in school and life.
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ASQ-3 addresses five developmental areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-socia
ASQ-3, which includes 21 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 5½ years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 42, 48, 54, and 60 months of age. With ASQ-3’s expanded administration windows, programs can accurately screen any child from 1–66 months without any gaps between the questionnaire age intervals.
A question from the Problem Solving section of ASQ-3’s 2-month questionnaire, for example, is: When you hold your baby in a sitting position, does she look at a toy (about the size of a cup or rattle) that you place on the table or floor in front of her?Download a sample questionnaire.
Each questionnaire discusses developmental activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about general developmental milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from ASQ-3 User’s Guide, and more are available in the ASQ-3 Learning Activities.
ASQ:SE-2 addresses seven social-emotional areas: self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive behaviors, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people
ASQ:SE-2, which includes 9 questionnaires, covers 1 month through 6 years of age. Questionnaires can be at any or all of the following intervals: 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months of age
A question from the 30-month questionnaire, for example, is:  Does your child let you know how he is feeling with either words or gestures? For example does he let you know when he is hungry, hurt or tired?
Each questionnaire discusses social-emotional activities tied to the age of the child being screened. In completing and reviewing the questionnaire, parents learn about social-emotional milestones as well as their own child’s strengths. Parents find it helpful to receive suggested learning activities they can work on with their child. (Learning activity sheets can be photocopied from The ASQ:SE-2 User’s Guide.