Can the ASQ-3 detect gross motor difficulties in children?

...even when they are only mild?

The Gross Motor domain of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ-3) is a commonly used screening instrument to assess gross motor function in children under 5 years.

To date, it was unclear whether it would also be able to detect gross motor difficulties in children with at least mild problems. This study showed that it is a good predictor of gross motor difficulties in children and can therefore be used in community settings.


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