Social Communication QuestionnaireSCQ
- A quick and easy way to screen for autism spectrum disorders
- PCTA distributes but does not publish this product.
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SCQ Complete Kit9780729525596 Qualification Level B
Current AutoScore Forms (Pack of 20)
Lifetime AutoScore Forms (Pack of 20)
SCQ Current Autoscore Forms9314994235845 Qualification Level B
Pack of 20
SCQ Lifetime Autoscore Forms9314994236040 Qualification Level B
Pack of 20
- Publication date:
- Completion time:
- 10 minutes
- Individual; Manual scoring
- Age range:
- Over 4.0 years, with a mental age over 2.0 years
- Qualification level:
This instrument helps evaluate communication skills and social functioning in children who may have autism or autism spectrum disorders. Completed by a parent or other primary caregiver in less than 10 minutes, the SCQ is a cost-effective way to determine whether an individual should be referred for a complete diagnostic evaluation.
The Lifetime Form focuses on the child's entire developmental history, providing a Total Score that's interpreted in relation to specific cutoff points. This score identifies individuals who may have autism and should be referred for a more complete evaluation--with the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) or the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), for example.
SCQ content parallels that of the ADI-R, and the agreement between SCQ and ADI-R scores is high and substantially unaffected by age, gender, language level and performance IQ. This indicates that the SCQ is a valid screener, providing a reasonable picture of symptom severity.