Purpose: Measures the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in natural social settings
Age: 2.5+ years
Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Format: Hard-copy; Software Scoring; Online
The Social Responsiveness Scale - Second Edition (SRS-2) offers the convenience of a screener and the power of a diagnostic tool. With an expanded age range, the SRS-2 can be used to monitor symptoms throughout the lifespan.
The SRS-2 identifies social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and quantifies the severity. It's sensitive enough to detect subtle symptoms, yet specific enough to differentiate clinical groups, both within the autism spectrum and between ASD and other disorders.
The SRS-2 offers four forms, each with 65 items, each for a specific age group:
For ages 4 through 18, completed by parent or teacher
For ages 2.5 to 4.5, completed by parent or teacher
For ages 19 and above, completed by a relative or friend
A self-report option for ages 19 and above
While some autism tests require trained professionals to code behaviours observed in clinical settings, the SRS-2 asks teachers, parents, and others to rate symptoms that they've noticed over time-at home, in the classroom, or elsewhere. Raters evaluate symptoms using a quantitative scale representing a range of severity.
In addition to a Total score reflecting severity of social deficits in the autism spectrum, the SRS-2 generates scores for five Treatment subscales & two DSM-5 Compatible Scales:
Although not used for screening or diagnosis, subscale scores are helpful in designing and evaluating treatment programs.
SRS-2 Online – WPS Online Evaluation System
The SRS-2 can now be administered and scored through the WPS Online Evaluation System, offering an even more efficient and convenient way to use this assessment. Online testing allows clinicians to: