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ASQ Developmental Checkups


A developmental checkup is a complete head-to-toe assessment for your child to ensure that his or her growth and development is progressing on track. Unlike a standard health checkup performed at your child’s annual doctor visit, a developmental checkup is based on your child’s actions, interactions, and abilities.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends developmental checkups at your child’s 9, 18, 24 and 36 month well-child visits, although they can be performed every few months until your child’s fifth birthday.

Pretend City’s Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) screens and pinpoints the developmental progress of children in the areas of communication, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, problem solving, and personal-social skills. It is used to by early educators and health care professionals to celebrate development milestones and identify delays. 

In as few as 15 minutes, this free questionnaire captures your child’s strengths and areas for further support, while connecting you with educational resources and experts.

Parents can complete a FREE ASQ by clicking the button below. This is a free parent-completed assessment on your child’s development.

YOUR ADDED BONUS – A FREE child’s ticket to Pretend City when you complete the ASQ! (Results are sent between 14 – 21 business days after screening is submitted).

Where Can My Child Receive a Developmental Checkup?

Right here! You may not be a child development specialist, but you are the expert regarding your own child.  Developmental checkups can also be performed by your family doctor or pediatrician. At your next well-child visit, ask your doctor if he or she can perform a complete developmental checkup for your child. If you have any concerns, be sure to let your child’s doctor know.

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What Is An Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ)?

An Ages & Stages Questionnaire is a parent-completed developmental checkup that helps ensure your child’s growth and development are progressing on track. The ASQ helps you assess your child’s strengths and challenges, educates you about developmental milestones, and incorporates your expert knowledge about your child to lend more insight into their development. It evaluates five major development areas: communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social. The questionnaire is valid, reliable and American Academy of Pediatrics recommended.

Where Does The Ages & Stages Questionnaire Go Once I Complete It?

Once your child’s ASQ is complete, you can either submit it through our online portal or mail it to Pretend City Children’s Museum. By completing this questionnaire, you are giving consent to allow trained staff members to review your child’s ASQ and send you the results along with a list of developmentally appropriate activities to encourage learning through play. Also included is (1) FREE child’s admission ticket to Pretend City Children’s Museum. You will receive your child’s ASQ results via email from Pretend City. If results indicate a need for further referrals, you will be contacted by our partner, Help Me Grow Orange County. If you have any questions concerning the ASQ or are interested in learning more about our services, please contact the Good To Go From Head To Toe Developmental Screening Coordinator at (949) 428-3900 ext. 209.

Two types of ASQs are available: the ASQ-3, which evaluates growth and development, and the ASQ:SE-2, which evaluates social and emotional development. You can take one or both. They will each take about 20 minutes to complete.

Click Here for ASQ-3 (Growth and Development)
Click Here for ASQ SE (Social and Emotional)
Click Here for ASQ-3 Spanish (Growth and Development)
Click Here for ASQ SE Spanish (Social and Emotional)

Paper copies of the ASQ are also available for FREE by visiting Pretend City Children’s Museum lobby.

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