What is ASQ?

Smart Beginnings MH is proud to partner with Brookes Publishing to offer the Ages and Stages Questionnaire online through this Family Access link. If you have any questions please call us at 276-403-5529 for assistance.

What is ASQ-3™?

 ASQ-3 is a questionnaire about children’s development. It can help identify your child’s strengths as well as any areas where your child may need support. It also educates parents and caregivers about developmental milestones.

As a parent or caregiver, you are the best source of information about your child.  That’s why ASQ-3 questionnaires are designed to be filled out by you.  You will only need 10-30 minutes.  It’s that quick and easy.  

You are an active partner in your child’s learning and development.  By completing ASQ-3 questionnaire, you are making sure your child is off to the best possible start!

To find out more, please talk to your health care or education professional, or visit www.agesandstages.com.


 

Why are ASQ's Important?

Did you know 85% of brain development occurs between birth and 5 years of age?

Research shows that more than 85% of a child's brain network is wired in the first five years of life. The greatest opportunity to be a self-sufficient individual is created within this small window of time. 

Early childhood success in school leads to long-term improvement in high school graduation rates reduced rates in teen pregnancy, lower rates of incarceration and increased job success. 

Smart Beginnings of Martinsville and Henry (SBMH) is a community coalition working with parents and caregivers to provide resources and knowledge needed to make the most of this small window of time so that ALL children are ready for success when they enter school.

Services for SBMH are coordinated through a free resource center providing developmental screening and information and referral assistance.


 

Ages and Stages Questionnaire Screenings (ASQ) 

Simple survey completed by the parent along with assistance from Smart Beginnings staff just to see "how is my child doing?" It is an easy way for parents to learn more about what they should be helping their child learn at each stage and aids in early detection of any potential problems.

Smart Beginnings and the Coalition for Health and Wellness have entered into a partnership with the local Health Department to provide ASQ screenings during WIC Clinic visits. This partnership has allowed us to provide the important screening to at-risk families, and assisted in identifying potential delays, with 1 out of every 3 children referred for additional professional evaluation.

Connecting Families to Services - through partnership with community and regional agencies, Smart Beginnings (SBMH) assists with referrals to agencies to support the development and needs of the child. Staff is also available to assist the parent in their role as their child's first teacher.


 

Contact Information

For More Information, please feel free to contact us:

Brenda Jordan
Services Coordinator
276-403-5529
brenda.sbmh@gmail.com 
www.smartbeginningsmhc.org