Child Development Screening

Child Development

Your child's first 5 years of life are important!

Child Development Screening

If you live in the state of Washington, WithinReach is here to help you provide the best start for your child.

The Help Me Grow-WA program at WithinReach provides free child development screening using the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). The ASQ is a tool you can use to check on your child’s development. It’s fun, doctor-recommended, and teaches you to recognize developmental milestones and support your child as they grow.

What if my child seems to be doing just fine?

The ASQ is a great way to make sure that your infant, toddler or preschooler is healthy and ready to learn and grow. You can give your child the best start possible by learning about his or her development and doing activities that will support them as they grow. It’s also a fun way to spend quality time with your child and learn what they can do!

What if I have concerns about my child’s development?

The ASQ does not diagnose a delay or disability, and it is not meant to replace a health check-up with your child’s doctor. But it may show if there is a need for further evaluation. If you and your child need extra support, we will connect you to specialists who can help put your child on a path to success.

What do I do next?

When you click the start button above, you’ll go to the online ASQ. Based on your child’s age, you will be asked about your child’s ability to complete certain activities, such as “Can your child stand on one foot?” When you’ve tried each of the items with your child, submit your answers online. Our expert staff will score the ASQ and contact you with results within one week. We will also give you suggestions for games and activities to do with your child to practice emerging skills. We will send another screen every 3-6 months, so you can continue to learn about and support your child’s growth.

If you have questions or want to learn more about it first, please call the Family Health Hotline at 1-800-322-2588.