Is your child developing on time?
At 2-3 years old does your child put on a coat, jacket or shirt by himself? At 3-4 years old when you ask, "What is your name?" does your child say both her first and last names? At 4-5 years old does your child take turns and share with other children?
These questions are just some of the helpful items included in a FREE online screening tool that allows parents to track where their child stands in their development. Thanks to support from the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, Easter Seals is providing free access to the Ages & Stages Questionnaires® (ASQ) to parents at MaketheFirstFiveCount.org. Produced by Brookes Publishing, the ASQ is an easy-to-use online tool that includes questions about a child's communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal social skills. Widely used by pediatricians and heath care experts, the ASQ is recognized as the industry standard for developmental screenings for kids under age five.
All parents are urged to take the 15 minute screening– whether they expect their child has a developmental delay or not. Results from the screening will help you see if your child's developmental progress is on time and alert you to concerns that should be discussed with your health care provider.