ASRS DSM-5 Scoring Update - June 2014
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 scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS PC ASRS Scoring Unlimited Use Software:
DSM-IV-TR: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on the 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 the diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5).
Scoring Software users can download the software by clicking on "Check for Updates" under the HELP Menu within the Scoring Software. The MHS Online Assessment Center system has been updated automatically. After the updates have been installed, users will have the option to choose to score with the DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 criteria.
Updated DSM-5 hand-scored forms for the ASRS Full Length Parent and Teacher forms are now available for purchase.
Complete details regarding the ASRS DSM-5 scoring option is available via the ASRS DSM-5 Update: Technical Report 2. A copy can be obtained by contacting PAA.
MHS Online Assessment Center
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- View the list of tools and online forms available using the Online Assessment Center
Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.
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, 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.
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 chose one of the following scoring options when using PC based Scoring Software or the MHS Online Assessment Center.
- The standard scoring method which can be continued to be used for the individual with 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 #1.
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 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.
The ASRS may be easily and quickly completed and scored automatically with the ASRS online from any Internet connection. The ASRS can also be scored using the ASRS Scoring Software simply be entering responses from a completed paper-and-pencil administration into the software (ratings from paper-and-pencil forms can also be scored online). Paper-and-pencil administrations on ASRS Quikscore forms may be scored by hand. 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 may be used for monitoring treatment progress.
Scales and Forms ASRS Scales
- Unusual Behaviours
- Self-Regulation (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
- Peer Socialisation
- Adult Socialisation
- Social/Emotional Reciprocity
- Atypical Language
- Behavioural Rigidity
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Attention/Self-Regulation (ASRS [2–5 Years] only)
- Attention (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
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. Additionally, it included 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 Behaviour Disorders
- And many more
You can depend on ASRS to back up your clinical decisions, as it has excellent reliability.
Interpretive Reports: 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: Comparative Reports allow for a multi-rater perspective by comparing results of up to five different raters.
Below are some samples of the ASRS reports:
2-5 YEARS REPORTS:
6-18 YEARS REPORTS:
ASRS Interpretive Report - Teacher 6-18 Years (DSM V)
ASRS Interpretive Report – Parent 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)
ASRS Comparative Report 6-18 Years (DSM V)
ASRS Comparative Report Short 6-18 Years (DSM V)
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