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Developmental Screening Measures: Stretching the Use of the ASQ for Other Assessment Purposes

Bricker, Diane PhD; Squires, Jane PhD; Clifford, Jantina PhD

doi: 10.1097/IYC.0b013e3181c816cc

The wide scale use of developmental screening measures in programs such as Head Start and Healthy Start has been accompanied by a range of questions about the application and potential functions of screening measures. While screening tests were designed to identify those children who should be seen for in-depth developmental assessment, practitioners are asking if these tests have broader applicability. Potential applications or “stretches” for one developmental screening measure, the Ages & Stages Questionnaires, are described.

Early Intervention Program, University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, University of Oregon, Eugene. Oregon.

Corresponding Author: Diane Bricker, PhD, Early Intervention Program, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 (

Disclaimer: The authors report a conflict of interest as authors of the commercially published ASQ and receive royalties for its publication.

©2010Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.