Where is YOUR ASQ:SE – 2? …Tips 

Where is YOUR ASQ:SE – 2? …Tips 

Specific changes include:

  • The “What is the ASQ:SE-2” is a handout to be used with parents and caregivers to explain the importance of social-emotional development as a foundation for learning, as well as explaining the tool.
  • There are directions on how to handle when questions are left blank: 1-2 has no impact on scoring; guidance for 3 blanks to adjust scoring; and recommending that no scoring is done if 4 or more questions are not answered.
  • The response “most of the time” has been revised to “often or always”.
  • The scoring sheet is streamlined, provides an area for recording concerns and has a section for follow-up.
  • Some questions have been refined to be clearer and some include added examples.
  • There are directions on adjusting for prematurity of 3 weeks or more for children under 24 months of age.
  • There is a child monitoring sheet where data for each age can be recorded to look at scores and concerns over time.
  • In addition to the scoring page for each of the age levels, there is a Parent Conference Sheet that can be used to do a comprehensive follow-up to discuss strengths, concerns and considerations, and action taken.
  • They have also revised the Spanish version that reflects the overall changes, and both simplifies the language and reflects broader use among Spanish speakers.

 \You can also go the Ages and Stages website to access online resources at agesandstages.com/free-resources/resources. There you will find an age and score calculator, a video on the importance of social-emotional development for future success, tip sheets and articles, and factors to consider before making a referral. There is also information on integrating the ASQ:SE-2 into Electronic Health Records. An additional single or multi-site management subscription is available at a cost and requires the use of the individualized key code on your box. Once this key code is entered with a user name and password, it cannot be used again.

 Based on the survey done in 2014, every program is using the ASQ:SE for the majority or all of their required social emotional screening process. The screening is an integral part of the state’s commitment to improving social emotional outcomes for children in the EI system, and incorporating a variety of functional assessment activities into the IFSP process. With this in mind, isn’t it time to take a look at where your ASQ:SE-2 box resides?