Author(s) : Sam Goldstein and Jack A. Naglieri
Publisher : MHS, 2010
SKU : PG_ASRS
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:
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:
Further details about the alternative scoring method can be found in the ASRS Technical Report.