Autism Spectrum Rating Scales [ASRS]
Effectively identifies symptoms, behaviours and associated features of autism spectrum disorders
For ages: 2-18 years
Administration Type: Parent, Teacher
Administration Time: 5 to 20 minutes
Format: Online administration and scoring in MHS Assessment Centre+(MAC+), Hand scored
Authors: Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.
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Online Forms, Administrations and Reports
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Paper Forms and Hand Scoring Materials
Test forms, response booklets and scoring reference manuals.
ASRS DSM-5 Technical Report #2
ASRS Manual (includes separate DSM-5 Update)
ASRS (2-5yrs) Handscored Kit with DSM-5 Update
ASRS (6-18yrs) Handscored Kit with DSM-5 Update
ASRS Complete Handscored Kit with DSM-5 Update
ASRS (2-5yrs) Parent Online Report (each)
ASRS (6-18yrs) Parent Online Report (each)
ASRS (2-5yrs) Teacher Online Report (each)
ASRS (6-18yrs) Teacher Online Report (each)
ASRS Short (2-5yrs) Parent and Teacher/Childcare Online Report (each)
ASRS Short (6-18yrs) Parent and Teacher Online Report (each)
ASRS Parent (6-18yrs) Quikscore Forms (25) with DSM-5 Update
ASRS Teacher (6-18yrs) Quikscore Forms (25) with DSM-5 Update
ASRS-Parent and Teacher Short (2-5yrs) Quikscore Forms (25)
ASRS-Parent and Teacher Short (6-18yrs) Quikscore Forms (25)
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. This innovative assessment 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, behaviours, 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, counsellors, psychiatric workers, and paediatric/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.
- First nationally-standardized, norm-referenced ASD Rating Scale
- Easy administration, scoring, and results interpretation
- Excellent reliability and validity
- Short version can be used for screening or treatment monitoring
- Items assess DSM-5 symptom criteria for ASD – DSM-IV-TR scoring still available for online options
- Option to score children with limited verbal abilities
How to Use the Assessment
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. You may choose between two types of forms: the Full-length ASRS (Parent and Teacher) (2–5 Years) for ratings of children aged 2 to 5 years and the ASRS Short Forms (6–18 Years) for ratings of children or adolescents aged 6 to 18.
All forms can be administered using online and paper-and-pencil format. All forms can be scored online or hand scored.
ASRS DSM-5 Scoring Update
The ASRS has been updated to provide a new scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition™ (DSM-5™) Symptom Scales. The ASRS now has the following two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center+:
- DSM-IV-TR®: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
- DSM-5: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Updated DSM-5 hand scored forms for the ASRS Full-length Parent and Teacher forms are now available for purchase. For pricing and ordering details, visit the “Paper forms and hand scoring materials” pricing tab.
ASRS Scoring Update for Individuals Who Do Not Speak or Speak Infrequently
There has been a scoring update to the ASRS for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently. You may now choose one of the following scoring options when using the MHS Online Assessment Center+ (MAC+).
- The standard scoring method which can be continued to be used for the individual without limited speech.
- An alternative scoring method is now available for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently.
- Further details about the alternative scoring method can be found by downloading the ASRS Technical Report.
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 reports. Additionally, it included 1,920 cases for the ASRS (6 to 18 Years), with 960 parent and 960 teacher reports. 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 Behaviour Disorders
- And many more
ASRS Comparative Report 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Comparative Report Short 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Interpretive Report – Parent 2-5 Years (DSM V) ASRS Interpretive Report – Parent 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Interpretive Report – Teacher 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Interpretive Report Short – Parent 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Progress Report – Parent 6-18 Years (DSM V) ASRS Progress Report Short – Parent 6-18 Years (DSM V)