How to Use
- Designed to identify behaviors and abilities indicative of Asperger's Syndrome in children ages 6-12
- Clinician administered, 25 items
- Takes ~ 5 to 10 minutes to administer
How to Score
If the answer is yes to the majority of the questions in the scale, and the rating was between two and six (i.e. conspicuously above the normal range), it does not automatically imply the child has Asperger's Syndrome. However, it is a possibility and a referral for a diagnostic assessment is warranted.
http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/Articles/The-Australian-Scale-for-Asperger-s-Syndrome.aspx; Attwood T, (2007). Asperger’s Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.