Early Identification Matters
Did you know…
• only 28.5% of children receive timely developmental screenings.
• 70 % of children with delays go undetected until Kindergarten.
• timely screening + early intervention = successful outcomes.
A developmental screening provides a quick check of your child’s motor, cognitive, language, and social-emotional skills. It helps determine if your child is meeting the appropriate milestones for their age.
By participating in a developmental screening program, parents can check their child’s development and address any potential concerns. Intervention before Kindergarten has huge benefits as it sets children up for future success.
Your answers to the screening questionnaire will show your child’s strengths, and highlight any areas in which your child may need more help or practice. They will also be helpful in determining whether your child need further support or assessment.
There are two Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ’s) for you to choose from:
• Developmental Screening (ASQ 3): A screening system that is designed to determine whether a child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal-social skills are on track or if they are in need of further assessment.
• Social Emotional Screening (ASQ SE-2): A screening system that is designed to identify infants and young children who need more comprehensive assessment of their social-emotional behavioral range. Questionnaires screen 7 key behavioral areas: self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people.
If your child has not received a screening yet or if you are interested in screening your child, you can:
1. ASK YOUR PEDIATRICIAN, PRESCHOOL TEACHER OR DAY CARE PROVIDER IF YOU CAN COMPLETE A SCREENING
2. CALL FIRST 5 INYO COUNTY @ 760-873-6453 TO RECEIVE A PAPER SCREENING
3. GO ONLINE TO COMPLETE A SCREENING: http://www.inyocounty.us/first5/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45vvTCrfr8E
First 5 Inyo County is here to help families navigate resources and referrals, ensuring all children with developmental delays are identified and linked to appropriate resources.