Autism Spectrum Rating Scales

The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) are designed to measure behaviors of youth ages 2 through 18 years associated with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, published by the American Psychiatric Association. The ASRS helps guide diagnostic decisions and can be used during treatment planning, ongoing monitoring of response to intervention, and program evaluation. The ASRS includes items directly related to symptoms as well as associated behaviors typically present in youth with ASD. This entry further describes the ASRS and how it is used.

The ASRS can be used as an aid in the diagnostic process. Standardized scores from the ASRS allow the evaluator to effectively compare a youth to a normative group ...

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