Purpose: To identify symptoms, behaviours and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Age: 2-18 years
Time: 20 minutes
The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviours, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 through 18.
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.
A 15-item ASRS Short form is also available. The ASRS Short form provides an efficient way to screen large numbers of children for possible ASD and can be used for monitoring treatment progress.
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.
- Unusual Behaviors
- Self-Regulation (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
- Peer Socialization
- Adult Socialization
- Social/Emotional Reciprocity
- Atypical Language
- Behavioral Rigidity
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Attention/Self-Regulation (ASRS [2–5 Years] only)
- Attention (ASRS [6–18 Years] only)
Online testing with MHS Assessment Center+
With the help of users, MHS have created a streamlined new portal that helps simplify all the tasks in your assessment workflow, from adding a client to generating a report. Performing these tasks has never been easier, or more efficient.
The MHS Assessment Center+ provides professionals the ability to administer, score and generate reports online. It also allows for printing of forms for client completion, and response entry from pen-and-paper administrations.
Sample Online ASRS Parent 2-5 Interpretive Report
Sample Online ASRS Teacher 6-18 Interpretive Report
Sample Online ASRS Parent Short 6-18 Interpretive Report
MHS Assessment Center+ QuickStart Guide
The ASRS has been updated to provide a scoring option for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) Symptom Scales.
Updated DSM-5 QuickScore Forms for the ASRS Full-length Parent and Teacher are now available. All other ASRS materials have remained the same. MHS Online Assessment Centre (MAC) can select DSM-IV-TR or DSM-5 Scoring options.
Complete details regarding the ASRS DSM-5 Update are available in the ASRS DSM-5 Technical Update.
There has been a scoring update to the ASRS for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently, with two scoring options available for online administration and the Scoring Software:
- The standard scoring method which can be continued to be used for individuals 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 in the ASRS Technical Report.
Software Availability Update
Effective December 2020, MHS Scoring Softwares will be retired. Support will be provided for updates or USB issues until December 31, 2021. Response booklets will be available until December 31, 2022.