Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale Kit
A quick, easy-to-use rating scale that can help you determine whether a child or a young person has Asperger Syndrome.
It can be completed by any person who knows the individual well and the activity can be completed in around 10-15 minutes.
More information below.
A quick, easy-to-use rating scale that can help you determine whether a child or young person aged 5-18 years of age has Asperger Syndrome.
This instrument provides an AS Quotient that tells the likelihood that an individual has Asperger Syndrome.
Anyone who knows the individual well can complete this scale. Parents, teachers, siblings, speech and language therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals can answer the 50 yes/no items in 10 to 15 minutes.
Dhe 50 items that comprise the ASDS were drawn from five specific areas of behaviour, cognitive, maladaptive, language, social and sensorimotor.
The ASDS serves an important function by quickly allowing you to determine whether a child or adolescent is likely to have Asperger Syndrome. All items included in the ASDS represent behaviours that are symptomatic of Asperger Syndrome and all are summed to produce the total score.
The scores from the five subtests present the examiner with information of clinical interest regarding an individual's performance in comparison to that of others with Asperger Syndrome. The total score has strong diagnostic value in identifying individuals with Asperger Syndrome and is the only score to be used when determining the likelihood of Asperger Syndrome.