Took my daughter to child development review and it felt like an ofsted. This was the ASQ-3 questionnaire. Anyone else experienced it?

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countrymumkin1 Mon 24-Mar-14 15:09:25

Very surprised by some of the questions in the child development review for a 9 month old. The questions seemed to be looking for very advanced development in some areas. Also the 'scoring' sheet where aggregate scores are then summarised into white, grey and black areas seem to be a strange way to check whether children are meeting important milestones.

Forgettable Mon 24-Mar-14 16:00:39

Where do you live? I have googled and found this is used in many countries incl Scotland, no ref to NI/Wales/England

I can't find a viewable copy on crap tablet, but it sounds v much like the ages and stages guidance for EYFS in England

Ramble ramble #unhelpful

Goldmandra Mon 24-Mar-14 16:14:56

The questions seemed to be looking for very advanced development in some areas.

That makes sense as a 'spiky' profile could be a cause for concern just as much as a child being behind in all areas. It doesn't mean that they expect all babies to meet all of the criteria.

Mind you, I'm not sure if that picture could them be lost in the summarising.

countrymumkin1 Tue 25-Mar-14 20:23:12

Hi Forgettable & Goldmandra, thanks for inputting.

We're based in England. Having looked up further it seems that this is being used in a few counties.

The review was preceded with 'we'd want your daughter to have responses all in the white area' imagine what we felt like when one of the answers was in the grey.

If they want all answers in 'white' area, then there's no over-achievement spike. Is not great when you see that one area is in 'grey' when you know there is nothing wrong.

My cynical head says that Gove is using the results to fuel his warped sense of robotic education.

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Goldmandra Tue 25-Mar-14 20:34:23

My cynical head says that Gove is using the results to fuel his warped sense of robotic education.

I have no doubt that you're right.

I fully expect early years settings to have to show babies making a certain amount of progress by their two year check and that will be used as a baseline to assess their progress before starting school.

Our children will basically be being tested from babyhood.

I know this is about picking up developmental disorders and abuse too but I'm cynical now and I don't think it's the only motive.

Forgettable Tue 25-Mar-14 20:55:44

Yes agree with the cynicism

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