Help Me Grow-Michigan Child Development Screening

The more you know about your child's growth and learning today, the more you can support their future success!

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Why is regular developmental screening important?

Regular developmental screenings can help parents discover developmental delays early. The ASQ gives parents a better understanding of their child’s general, social, and emotional development. The ASQ ensures children’s special needs and/or developmental delays are known earlier. The ASQ helps families connect to the right early intervention services and community resources.

 

What is the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)?

The ASQ is a trustworthy and valid screening tool created by researchers. This screening tool is easy to read and complete. It is a checklist meant to assess and follow children’s development from 2 to 60 months of age. The first screening tool (ASQ-3) focuses on general development. The second screening tool (ASQ:SE) focuses on social and emotional development. Both checklists are available in both English and Spanish. For more information about the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, visit www.agesandstages.com.


Who can complete the ASQ developmental checklists?

  • Parents/Guardians
  • Parent Support Professionals
  • Child Care and Early Education Professionals
  • Pediatricians

What can I expect?

Each screening takes about 10 minutes to complete. The screening is submitted online. A specialist then scores the screening and sends out a personalized email. The email will have the results along with suggestions for activities, supports and resources.


What are the benefits to families?

  • Provides a chance to observe, report and communicate about child development
  • Provides a road map for growth and development in the early years
  • Provides early discovery of developmental delays
  • Provides timely support of needed services
  • Provides reassurance

Is my information safe and secure?

Great Start Collaborative, UWSEM as well as Brookes Publishing are committed to keeping your data safe, secure and private. Brookes Publishing uses security and data protection protocols. These protocols ensure your information is secure when you enter it. No one can see or use your information without special permission. Any information that you submit can only be seen by users who have authorized access to your account.