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Autism Spectrum Rating Scales

ASRS
An easy-to-use, norm-referenced assessment designed to identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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ASRS Teacher QuickScore Forms for ages 2-5 with DSM-5 Update (pack of 25)
9781488689970 Qualification Level B

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AUD 161.26

Overview

Publication date:
2009
Completion time:
20 minutes
Administration:
Individual; Manual scoring
Age range:
2 -18 years
Qualification level:
B

Product Details

The ASRS scale is an easy-to-use, norm-referenced assessment designed to identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observe specific behaviours in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialisation, communication, unusual behaviours, behavioural rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation. The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18, and links in with DSM-5. 

Norms

The ASRS was standardised on 2,560 non-clinical cases from across the United States. The standardisation included 640 cases for the ASRS (2 to 5 Years) with 320 parent and 320 teacher forms and 1,920 cases for the ASRS (6 to 18 Years) with 960 parent and 960 teacher forms. Over 1,200 clinical cases were also collected. The disorders in the clinical sample include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (Autism, Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified)
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • And many more

Reliability

The ASRS was found to demonstrate high levels of internal consistency (alpha ranging from .74 to .97). Test-retest reliability scores were computed for the ASRS scores over a 2- to 4-week interval. Overall, the test-retest values indicate excellent test-retest reliability (ranging from .72 to .93).

Validity

A series of discriminant function analyses were conducted in order to determine the ability of the scores to predict group membership in the Autism Spectrum Disorder or General Population groups. On average, the scales were able to very accurately predict group membership, with a mean overall correct classification rate of 92%.

Key Areas Measured:

  • Total ASRS Score
  • DSM-5 Scale
  • ASRS Scales:
    • Social/Communitcation
    • Unusual Behaviours
    • Self-Regulation (ages -18 yrs)
  • Treatment Scales:
    • Peer Socialisation
    • Adult Socialisation
    • Social/Emotional Reciprocity
    • Atypical Language
    • Sterotypy
    • Behavioural Rigidity
    • Sensory Sensitivity
    • Attention/Self-Regulation (ages 2-5 yrs)
    • Attention (ages 6-18 years)

The ASRS scale is an easy-to-use, norm-referenced assessment designed to identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of the full range of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observe specific behaviours in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialisation, communication, unusual behaviours, behavioural rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation. The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18, and links in with DSM-5 symptom criteria.

 

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