Information obtained from developmental screening improves our understanding of children’s development and informs program planning - enabling targeted learning activities to be developed for individual children. The process of doing the ASQ-TRAK is fun and very engaging, involving parents in their child’s ongoing development.
Ms Regina Thompson, Director, Families as First Teachers program, NTG Department of Education
The ASQ-TRAK is an adapted version of seven of the 21 ASQ-3 questionnaires. A number of modifications were made in its development. The ASQ-TRAK:
- is shorter, having excluded the general questions.
- is written in plain English.
- includes an explanation of the overall questionnaire and of each domain.
- has illustrations for every item.
- has colour-illustrated flip charts to support caregiver engagement and administration by interview.
- has items that have been modified to be more culturally appropriate and draw on materials that are available in remote communities.
- is designed to be administered by interview rather than caregivers self-completing a questionnaire. This encourages the caregiver and child to demonstrate each item.
- A guide to using the ASQ-TRAK, including an explanation of the overall questionnaires and each of the five domains – communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving and personal–social.
- Seven questionnaires, each with colour-illustrated flip charts that pictorially represent every item for the practitioner and caregiver – for 2, 6, 12, 18, 24, 36 and 48 months.
- Parent information sheets for each age group. These information sheets provide suggestions for simple activities caregivers can try with their child.
- An electronic copy of all the materials.
- A trolley bag.