An Opportunity to Detect Developmental Delay

Books, Balls, & Blocks (BBB) events are free, fun, family community-screening events for families and children (ages birth-5). These events are comprised of various activity stations in which children can engage in developmentally appropriate play while their parents complete a valid and reliable developmental questionnaire to pinpoint their child’s developmental progress. A trained professional will then review the screening results with the parent/caregiver, and provide information and referrals to any support or services that may be needed.

The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) screening tool screens for communication, gross motor, fine motor, problem solving, and personal skills. The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2) screens for social-emotional skills, such as self-regulation, compliance, social-communication, adaptive functioning, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people. Parents/caregivers may complete one, or both, of these screening tools at an event.

Early detection can make all the difference to a young child. The proof is undeniable- the earlier a developmental concern is identified, the greater the chance a child has for reaching his or her full potential in life.

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