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 our 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.
* Squires, Twombly, Bricker, & Potter, 2009
The kit is available in the following languages:
- modified English
- Western Arrarnta
- Yolngu Matha (Dhuwaya or Djambarrpuyngu)
“Child health experts recognise internationally that developmental care is vital to improve long-term health and wellbeing outcomes. A key challenge to the provision of quality developmental care in remote Australian Aboriginal communities has been the absence of culturally appropriate, structured developmental screening tools.”
Anita D’Aprano – The University of Melbourne