Ages and Stages Questionnaires:Social Emotional (ASQ:SE)

A Parent-Completed Monitoring System for Social-Emotional Behaviors of Infants & Young Children

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) were developed as a companion tool to the widely used Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ), a well researched system that uses parent report to screen the development of infants and young children. The ASQ: SE were developed and continue to be studied in an effort to address the need for age-appropriate tools to monitor very young children’s behavior and address parental concerns. In addition, the ASQ: SE provide an inexpensive, culturally versatile tool for states to participate in child-find activities for children at-risk for social-emotional and behavioral delays.

The original ASQ system consists of a series of 19 parent completed questionnaires that screen a child from 3 months to 5 years of age and cover 5 domains of development: communication, fine motor, gross motor, problem solving and personal social.

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires-Social Emotional (ASQ: SE) were developed to monitor a child’s development in the behavioral areas of self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive, autonomy, affect and interaction with people. ASQ: SE questionnaire intervals correspond with the ASQ system, screening children from 3 months to 5 and 1/2 years of age. Questionnaire intervals are as follows: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48 and 60 months.

For more information on the ASQ or ASQ:SE systems, see the publisher’s website (Paul Brookes Publishing, Inc.) at

Sample Questionnaires:

48 month questionnaires