When you join Baby Navigator you will be invited to complete the Social Communication CheckUp every 3 months, starting when your baby is 9 months, until your baby’s 2nd birthday at 24 months.
Below are answers to questions you may have about our Social Communication CheckUp, or SoCo CheckUp for short. We’re here to help. Reach out to us at email@example.com if you have any questions.
The SoCo CheckUp is our new edition of what we used to call the Early Screening for Autism and Communication Disorders (ESAC). We will be adding more features to the SoCo CheckUp in the coming months.
Why is it important to have a Social Communication CheckUp?
How can you screen for a communication delay in a child who can’t talk yet?
- When parents register for Baby Navigator, you are invited to fill out the SoCo Checkup every 3 months—from 9 to 24 months of age—to complete the CheckUp.
- Because your privacy is of the utmost importance, the SoCo CheckUp is stored on our secure encrypted, password-protected website in your Baby Navigator account.
- The SoCo CheckUp asks parents questions about gestures and sounds your child uses and how your child play to screen for language delay, social communication delay, and autism.
- The SoCo CheckUp takes only 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and results are automatically scored online—so you can access this from anywhere anytime. And it won’t cost you anything. Before beginning, you’ll get to view a brief video that explains the SoCo CheckUp, the research project, and the tools and resources in My Baby Navigator.
Does your baby need a Social Communication CheckUp?
How will this help my family?
- Free access to our Social Communication Growth Charts, so you can learn, explore, and chart your baby’s development from birth to 24 months, and our Monthly Check-In
- Screening reports and invitations to rescreen every 3 months
- Links to resources in My Baby Navigator tailored to your baby’s screening results
- Information about other research studies that may help you and your child. You may be invited to fill out questionnaires or share videos of your child with our research team as a follow-up to screening and receive $50 for your participation—you can decide later if you want to participate
How will this help other families?