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Developmental Screening

Addison County families with children ages 3-5 are invited to complete a developmental screening for their child. A developmental screener looks at child growth and learning in areas such as communication, gross and fine motor (how your child moves big and small muscles), problem-solving, and personal-social skills.


Our districts use two online developmental screening tools: 

  • Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Third Edition (ASQ-3) or the

  • Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional Second Edition (ASQ:SE-2).


The ASQ-3 looks at all developmental areas and is highly recommended. The ASQ-SE looks at social-emotional development and is a good addition to a complete developmental screening. Paper copies are available upon request.

It will take you about 15 minutes to complete the questions with your child. Some questions will ask children to answer a question or participate in an activity. You will be asked to answer questions about some things your child can and cannot do. The screener can help to identify areas where your child has strengths as well as areas where they may need more practice or support.

By completing the screener, you agree that results may be shared by the district with your child's preschool. If your child's development is on track, there will be no additional follow-up, but you may return at any time to complete another screener. If your child is having trouble with some skills, the school district early education team will be in touch with your family and your child's preschool. They can give your family and the preschool activities that will help your child practice skills or they may recommend further evaluation.

The information from this survey may be stored in the Vermont Department of Health's Universal Developmental Screening Registry. The registry is a confidential database designed to allow health care providers and educators to communicate about developmental progress so that children and families can get the supports they need. Participation in developmental screening is optional and you will sign a digital release before your results are finalized.

Ready to Complete the Screening?

If you live in Bridport, Cornwall, Middlebury, Ripton, Salisbury, or Shoreham

If you live in Addison, Ferrisburgh, Panton, Vergennes, or Waltham

If you live in Bristol, Monkton, New Haven, or Starksboro

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