Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS™)

Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS™)

Brenda Myles, Ph.D., Stacy Jones-Bock, Ph.D., Richard Simpson, Ph.D.

Age Range: 6–13
Administration Time: 10–15 minutes
Administration Type: Observer-completed
Qualification Level B

Description
Diagnosing Asperger Syndrome is difficult because the characteristics of the disorder often resemble those of Autism, behaviour disorders, ADHD, and some learning disabilities.

The ASDS examines specific behaviours to help you quickly assess the likelihood of Asperger Syndrome, document behavioural progress, target goals for change and intervention, and measure Asperger Syndrome for research purposes. The scale can be completed in approximately 15 minutes by anyone who knows the individual well.

How to Use the Assessment
All items included in the ASDS represent behaviours that are symptomatic of Asperger Syndrome and all are summed to produce the total score. The scores from the five subtests present the examiner with information of clinical interest regarding an individual’s performance in comparison to that of others with Asperger Syndrome.

The total score has strong diagnostic value in identifying individuals with Asperger Syndrome and is the only score to be used when determining the likelihood of Asperger Syndrome. This contributes greatly to ease of administration and cuts down on otherwise time-consuming testing procedures.

Scales & Forms
• Cognitive
• Maladaptive
• Social
• Sensory motor

Reference Name Price VAT applicable
ASDS10 Complete Kit – Manual and 50 Summary/Response Forms £120.00 Yes
ASDS20 ASDS Manual £60.00 No
ASDS30 Summary/Response Forms (50/Pkg) (50/pkg) £56.00 Yes