Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS™)

Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS™)

Key Information

Author:

Sam Goldstein, PhD, Jack A. Naglieri, PhD

Overview:

Multi-informant measure to identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Age Range:

2 - 18

Administration:

Paper-and-pencil

Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS™)

Descriptions:

The first nationally standardized, norm-referenced ASD Rating Scale.

The ASRS provides the first nationally standardized, norm-referenced ASD Rating Scale. This multi-informant measure is designed to help you identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents ages 2 to 18.

Use the ASRS to help:

  • Support the diagnostic process
  • Guide the development of intervention and treatment strategies
  • Monitor responses to intervention and its effectiveness
  • Behavioral Rigidity
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Attention/Self-Regulation (Full form for ages 2–5)
  • Attention (Full form for ages 6–18)
  • Social/Emotional Reciprocity

Administration

Using a five-point Likert rating scale, parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observe specific behaviors in the child or adolescent. The full form contains 70 items for ages 2–5 and 71 items for ages 6–18. The short form, designed for ages2–18, contains 15 items.

Key areas measured:

  • Social/Communication
  • Unusual Behaviors
  • Self-Regulation (Full form for ages 6–18)
  • Peer Socialization
  • Adult Socialization
  • Atypical Language
  • Stereotypy

Features & Benefits

  • Items help assess DSM–IV–TR® symptom criteria for ASDs.
  • Easy administration, scoring, and result interpretation.
  • Excellent reliability and validity.
  • Short form can be used for screening or treatment monitoring.

Scoring Options

Computerized scoring

Manual Scoring – Allows you to administer and score assessments by hand.