ASRS®
Autism Spectrum Rating Scales

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.
Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

Description


The ASRS was designed to effectively identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents aged 2 to 18.

This innovative instrument, 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, behaviors, 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 the DSM-IV-TR™ and DSM-5 symptom criteria for ASDs. Learn more about the DSM-5 update. 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.


MHS Author Series with Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.


Authors Sam Goldstein, Ph.D., and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D., discuss the benefits to using the Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS) and what inspired them to create the innovative assessment.


ASRS DSM-5 Scoring Update


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 two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS Scoring Software:

  1. DSM-IV-TR®: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on diagnostic criteria in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR).
  2. DSM-5: DSM Symptom Scale is scored based on 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 will be 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. For pricing and ordering details, visit DSM-5 pricing or the pricing tab. DSM-IV-TR QuikScore™ Forms will be available until December 31, 2014.

Complete details regarding the ASRS DSM-5 scoring option are available via the ASRS DSM-5 Update: Technical Report #2. Contact Client Services and choose one of two options:

  1. Purchase the DSM-5 Update: Technical Report #2 paper copy by contacting Client Services or select the pricing tab to place your order.
    Product Code: ASRSUP Price: $15
  2. Complete the form to download the DSM-5 Update: Technical Report #2 for free. Once you have completed the form you will receive an email with the Technical Report #2.
    www.mhs.com/asrsdsm5rep

Should you have any further questions, contact Client Services.


ASRS Scoring/Online Update


Please note there has been a scoring update to the ASRS for individuals who do not speak or speak infrequently.

The ASRS now has the following two scoring options for the MHS Online Assessment Center and the MHS 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 by downloading the ASRS Technical Report Here.


Back to the topHow to Use the Assessment
Using a five-point Likert rating scale, parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they observed specific behaviors in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialization, communication, unusual behaviors, behavioral rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation. 

You can 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 can 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 can 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 can be used for monitoring treatment progress.  
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Scales & Forms


ASRS Scales

  • Social/Communication
  • Unusual Behaviors
  • Self-Regulation (ASRS [6–18 Years] only) 

Treatment Scales

  • Peer Socialization
  • Adult Socialization
  • Social/Emotional Reciprocity
  • Atypical Language
  • Stereotypy
  • Behavioral Rigidity
  • Sensory Sensitivity
  • Attention/Self-Regulation (ASRS [2–5 Years] only)
  • Attention (ASRS [6–18 Years] only) 
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QUICK FACTS

Authors Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. & Jack A. Naglieri, Ph.D.

Age Range 2  to 18

Administration Time 20 minutes
Short form: 5 minutes

Administration Type

  • Parent-completed
  • Teacher-completed


Qualification Level B

Formats

  • Handscored
  • Online
  • Scoring Software

ASRS TECHNICAL REPORT 1 
Technical Reoport
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