Child Development Screening

How your child develops from 1 month to 5 years.

Questionnaires are available at our Parent Link Centres.

What is the Ages & Stages Questionnaire?

Central Parkland Parent Link Network offers the Ages & Stages Questionnaire for parents to use to give them a "snapshot" of their child's development.

This is a simple questionnaire that the parent fills out at home. It is based on the age of the child and asks specific questions based on the child's development in the following areas:

  • Communication
  • Gross motor
  • Fine motor
  • Problem-solving
  • Personal-social

As you play with your child, you are asked to observe the way that your child completes certain activities. You check "yes" if your child performs the activity regularly; "sometimes" if your child does it only occasionally; "not yet" if your child does not do the activity yet.

What do I do with the completed Ages & Stages Questionnaire?

Once you complete the questionnaire, return it to one of the Parent Link Centres and it will be reviewed by a staff person. The staff will go over the results with you. You will receive a list of appropriate activities you may enjoy doing with your child to continue to promote development. If there are any developmental concerns in any of the five areas an appropriate referral can be made for further assessment. Contact your local PLC to pick up your child's personal developmental screen.