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Tool name

Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition

Use to evaluate

Social-emotional development

Age range

1–72 months

Completed by

Parents/caregivers complete questionnaires; early childhood and health care professionals score them

Time commitment

10–15 minutes to complete, 1-3 minutes to score

Are the children in your program at risk for social or emotional difficulties?

Identify behaviors of concern with the #1 social-emotional screener for young children

Early identification of social-emotional problems is crucial to building a strong foundation to learning. With Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional, Second Edition (ASQ®:SE-2), a highly reliable, parent-completed tool with a deep, exclusive focus on children’s social and emotional development, it’s easier than ever to screen important areas of social-emotional competence, pinpoint behaviors of concern, and identify any need for further assessment or ongoing monitoring.


Programs across the country rely on ASQ:SE-2 because it’s:

  • highly valid, reliable, and accurate
  • cost-effective
  • easy to score in just minutes
  • researched and tested with an unparalleled sample of diverse children
  • a great way to partner with parents and make the most of their expert knowledge


What You'll Need


ASQ®:SE-2 Starter Kit


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9 photocopiable paper masters of the questionnaires and scoring sheets

CD-ROM with printable PDF questionnaires

User's Guide

Quick Start Guide

Additional products and resources

Other languages

Free downloads

ASQ:SE-2 24-month questionnaire

See a sample completed ASQ:SE-2 English 24-month questionnaire. ASQ:SE-2 questionnaires screen children 1–72 months for potential social-emotional concerns.

ASQ:SE-2 technical appendix

The ASQ:SE-2 technical appendix describes the research behind the revisions to the first edition of the questionnaires and the norming study.

7 behavioral areas screened by ASQ:SE-2

ASQ:SE-2 doesn’t have discrete areas with individual scores in the same way that ASQ-3 does, but there are actually seven behavioral areas covered by the questionnaires at every age interval.…

Training and free webinars


Get on-site from ASQ experts at a variety of levels—introductory, comprehensive, and training of trainers. Combination ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE-2 trainings are also available.

Get training


Attend a ASQ®-3 & ASQ®:SE-2 Training of Trainers Institute—a 3-day, in-depth, step-by-step seminar that gives you everything you need to know to instruct your colleagues in using the screening tools you trust.

Get training


Watch recorded webinars in our ASQ webinar series.

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