Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ-SE)

CPP Cohort 1

The Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social-Emotional (ASQ-SE)* is a caregiver-report screening tool to assess the social-emotional behaviors of their children, ages 3-65 months of age.  It is broken down into age ranges, and the cutoff scores vary by age range.  A total score above each respective age range’s cutoff score indicates that a mental health assessment is warranted for that child, based on the caregiver’s reports.  Due to the nature of the measure, the sample size used for analysis varies depending on the child’s age at administration (pre- and post-treatment child age is inherently different).

Descriptive Statistics:  Pre- and post-treatment assessment measure means and standard deviations for the 6 month, 12 month, 18 month, 24 month, 30 month, 36 month, 48 month, and 60 month scores of the ASQ:SE are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores and clinical cutoff score for each measure.

ASQ-SE: Descriptive Statistics

*Means are not represented because the measure for the age group was not given at post-treatment (no children were in this age group at post-treatment)
**Standard deviations and standard errors are not calculated because n=0 or 1; therefore, there is no deviation or error in scores

Repeated Measures:

Because child age determines the version of the measure given, it is possible that different versions were administered at pre- and post-treatment assessment.  Therefore, scores are not compared across these two time-points.

Individual Clinically-Significant Change:

Across all age ranges on the ASQ:SE, 24 of 55 clients (44%) were at or above the clinical cut-off score for their respective age range (see descriptive table above for cut-off score) at pre-treatment.  Of note, 8 clients were missing post-treatment data (some were missing due to the client’s change in age by post-treatment requiring a different version/age range of ASQ; hence, these clients’ pre- and post-treatment ASQ could not be compared due to different versions of the measure being used at each time-point).  At post-treatment, 16 of these 47 clients (34%) received scores that were at or above the clinical cut-off for their respective age range.

* Squires, J., & Bricker, D. (2009). Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3). Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing.


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