The first 5 years of your child’s life are so important because this time sets the stage for success in school and later in life. During infancy and early childhood, your child(ren) will gain many experiences and learn many skills. It is important to ensure that each child’s development proceeds well during this period and we want to help you do just that.
The physicians at Palos Verdes Medical Group ask all parents with children under the age of 5 to complete the Ages & Stages Questionnaires prior to each well visit. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3) is an online screening program to help you keep track of your child’s development. The questionnaire may be provided every 2-, 4-, or 6-months. You will be asked to answer questions about some of the things your child can and cannot do. The questionnaire includes questions about your child’s communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal social skills. It is important that you complete all items in the questionnaire prior to your child’s next physical. Your child’s physician will talk with you about your responses and your child’s development at your upcoming visit.
Have fun completing this questionnaire with your child, and make sure he or she is rested, fed and ready to play before you try the activities! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at any time.
Click here to access the Ages & Stages Questionnaires.