The ASQ-TRAK is a developmental screening tool for observing and monitoring the developmental progress of Australian Aboriginal children at 2 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, 24 months, 36 months and 48 months of age.
It is based on seven questionnaires from the Ages and Stages Questionnaires®, 3rd edition – the ASQ-3™* – which were adapted to create a more culturally appropriate version of the tool for Australian Aboriginal children. See the FAQ page if you’d like to know more about the ASQ-3.
The ASQ-TRAK is an easy-to-use, family centred tool, which highlights a child’s strengths as well as catching delays early. It is designed to be administered by interview, inviting caregivers to be co-observers and teaching them about child development and their own child’s skills.
The Royal Children’s Hospital is working with our campus partner, The University of Melbourne, to support the distribution of these kits to communities. To pay via invoice then please email Chas.Bookshop@rch.org.au. For more information about the tools and kits go to https://asq-trak.education.unimelb.edu.au
Please note that ASQ-TRAK kits in language (Western Arrarnta or Yolngu Matha) are only printed upon request.
- 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.
* Squires, Twombly, Bricker, & Potter, 2009