Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ)
A Parent-Completed, Child-Monitoring System
The Ages & Stages Questionnaires: A Parent-Completed, Child-Monitoring System was developed at the University of Oregon in the early 1980s. The purpose of the questionnaires, referred to as the ASQ, is to provide a low-cost strategy to monitor the development of infants and young children whose developmental status is in question or at risk. The ASQ is composed of 19 different questionnaires that can be used by most parents to reliably report the developmental status of their infant or young child.
ASQ Training Information
Faculty members of the Early Intervention Program are available to train on the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires. Training is available on a personal contract basis with ASQ trainers. Training's range from a half day to 2 days, depending on program needs and include a combination of training methods such as lecture, case studies, role play, video and hands-on practice. Please contact us for information about availability of trainers.
Training topics include:
- Definitions and Purposes of Assessment
- Screening and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
- Construct and Features of the ASQ
- Administration of the ASQ
- Scoring and Score Interpretation of the ASQ
- Referral & Decision Making Considerations
- Communicating Screening Results to Families
- Screening Systems
- Coordination of Community Screening Efforts
- Evaluation of Screening Efforts
Elizabeth Twombly, M.S., Senior Research Assistant/Instructor in the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon, has been involved with the ASQ project for more than a decade. She is co-author of ASQ:SE, contributing author of ASQ, and lead author of Ages & Stages Learning Activities, and she conducts ASQ training nationwide. Ms. Twombly also coordinates projects in the Early Intervention Program that relate to screening systems and infant mental health.
Jantina Clifford, Ph.D., is Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. She has been providing ASQ and ASQ:SE training's nationwide since 2002 and is active in the research and development of both tools. Dr. Clifford’s research interests include measurement analysis and development, assessment and support for adoptive parents, and teacher education.
Individuals interested in attending one of these training's, scheduling training for their states, or who require technical assistance on the ASQ can contact:
Liz Twombly, M.S.
Early Intervention Program
5253 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5253