Purpose: To identify symptoms, behaviours and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Age: 2-18 years
Time: 20 minutes
Format: Hard-copy; Software; Online
The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 through 18.
Using a five-point Likert rating scale, parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observed specific behaviours in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialisation, communication, unusual behaviours, behavioural rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation.
A 15-item ASRS Short form is also available. The ASRS Short form provides an efficient way to screen large numbers of children for possible ASD and can be used for monitoring treatment progress.
When used in combination with other assessment information, results from the ASRS can help guide your diagnostic decisions, treatment planning, ongoing monitoring of response to intervention, and evaluating the effectiveness of a treatment program for a child with an ASD.
Administration and Scoring Options:
- Administer and score by hand (QuickScore Forms)
- Administer by hand, score via Software (Key enter data from Response Forms into Software)
- Administer, score and generate reports online via the MHS Online Assessment Centre (MAC)
- Unusual Behaviors
- Self-Regulation (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
- Peer Socialization
- Adult Socialization
- Social/Emotional Reciprocity
- Atypical Language
- Behavioral Rigidity
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Attention/Self-Regulation (ASRS [2–5 Years] only)
- Attention (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
The ASRS has been updated to provide a scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Symptom Scales.
Updated DSM-5 QuickScore Forms for the ASRS Full-length Parent and Teacher are now available. All other ASRS materials have remained the same.
MHS Online Assessment Centre (MAC) and Software Users can select DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 Scoring options. The MAC has been updated automatically, whereas Software users can download the update by clicking on “Check for Updates” under the Help menu within the Scoring Software. After the updates have been installed, users will have the option to choose to score with the DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 criteria.
Complete details regarding the ASRS DSM-5 Update are available in the ASRS DSM-5 Technical Update.
There has been a scoring update to the ASRS for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently, with two scoring options available for online administration and the Scoring Software:
- The standard scoring method which can be continued to be used for individuals without limited speech.
- An alternative scoring method is now available for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently.
Further details about the alternative scoring method can be found in the ASRS Technical Report.