Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS)
The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.
This innovative instrument, authored by the highly respected Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., is a norm-referenced assessment based on a nationally representative sample, designed to identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
The ASRS scale is an easy-to-use and convenient tool intended for psychologists, school psychologists, clinical social workers, physicians, counselors, psychiatric workers, and pediatric/psychiatric nurses.
The ASRS will assist you in the diagnostic process. ASRS items assess DSM-IV-TR™ symptom criteria for ASDs. 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.
How to Use the Assessment
Using a five-point Likert rating scale, parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observed specific behaviors in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialization, communication, unusual behaviors, behavioral rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation.
You can choose between two versions: ASRS (2–5 Years) for ratings of children aged 2 to 5 and ASRS (6–18 Years) for ratings of children or adolescents aged 6 to 18.
There is also a 15-item ASRS Short form 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.
- 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)
Interpretive Reports are comprehensive and present scores numerically and graphically.
Progress Monitoring Reports
Progress Monitoring Reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual to measure changes over time. These reports are ideal when monitoring treatment and intervention.
Comparative Reports allow for a multi-rater perspective by comparing results of up to five different raters.
ASRS is available online only. Contact NZCER for further information.