Developmental Screening

WHY DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Do you wonder what your child should be doing at this age? Developmental screening can help highlight important developmental milestones children achieve as they grow and is a great way to learn more about typical child development, identify your child’s strengths and uncover any areas of concern. Doing a screening is as simple as playing with your child!

WHAT IS DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Screening is a snapshot of a child’s development at a single point in time. It complements ongoing observation, and can help you keep track of your child’s development from birth until age 5 in scheduled intervals. The screening used by Help Me Grow Alabama is a tested, valid and reliable tool used by many health care providers. You can complete a screening by answering six simple questions in the five areas listed below, appropriate for your child’s age. Remember that your answers help show your child’s strengths and areas where he or she may need support.

Communication

verbal abilities, which includes comprehension and expression

Gross Motor

the use of arms, legs and other large muscle groups, to sit, crawl, walk, run, and other activities

Fine Motor

the coordination and movements of hands and fingers

Problem Solving

how toys are played with and problems are solved

Personal-Social

abilities to help self and interact with other people

TOOLS USED FOR DEVELOPMENTAL SCREENING

Help Me Grow Alabama use the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 in English and Spanish. The questionnaires include questions about your child’s ability to calm down, take direction and follow rules, communicate, perform daily activities (e.g., eating, sleeping), act independently, demonstrate feelings, and interact with others.

    • The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®-Third Edition (ASQ-3)

      The ASQ-3 is a great tool for you that helps to reveal your child’s strengths, uncover any areas of concern, and determine if there are community resources or services that may be useful for your child or your family.  Learn More

    • Ages and Stages Questionnaires®: Social Emotional-Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2)

      The ASQ:SE-2 is a questionnaire focusing on behavior and social-emotional development in young children, and makes sure they are on schedule. It helps you celebrate milestones while addressing any concerns as early as possible.  Learn More

GET ME STARTED!

Enroll online or dial 2-1-1 to contact a care coordinator who will provide you with the appropriate questionnaire based on your child’s age. You will be given the option to complete the questionnaire using an online link or on paper vial mail.

Every family will have the desire, resources, and confidence to make the best decision for their child’s development. Also, every child will be screened using a valid, evidenced-based tool starting at birth.

Our Vision

Help Me Grow Alabama

Help Me Grow Alabama is a program of the Alabama Partnership for Children as an affiliate of the Help Me Grow National Network.

 

Help Me Grow Alabama is funded by the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education through the Preschool Development Grant, the Alabama Department of Human Resources, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health through a Project LAUNCH Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association.

 

Help Me Grow Alabama partners with 2-1-1 Connects Alabama for implementation in nine regions of the state.

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