Trial and validation of the ASQ-TRAK Extended – a developmental outcome measure for Australian Aboriginal children
Chief Investigator: Dr Anita D'Aprano
The ASQ-TRAK Extended has been developed in collaboration with communities in the Northern Territory and South Australia. Comprised of culturally and linguistically modified items from the Ages and Stages Questionnaires, 3rd edition (ASQ-3), the ASQ-TRAK Extended is a developmental outcome measure for Australian Aboriginal children that can assess individual children’s developmental progress and evaluate the impact of early childhood programs and intervention. The ASQ-TRAK Extended is a prototype that still needs to be trialled and validated in the contexts where it will be implemented. A three-tiered research program has been conceived to achieve this. First, to develop the ASQ-TRAK Extended; second, to validate the ASQ-TRAK Extended; and third, to examine the feasibility and the cost of implementing the ASQ-TRAK Extended.
You can read more about the project here: https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/paediatrics/engagement/asq-trak
Access the developmental screening tools here: https://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/school-structure/paediatrics/engagement/asq-trak/asq-trak-kit
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