Asperger’s Syndrome Diagnostic Instruments
GILLIAM ASPERGER’S DISORDER SCALE
This assessment is designed to easily identify children who have Asperger’s. The assessment can be completed by the child’s parent and by a professional who knows the child. The GADS is designed for use with children ages 3 to 22, and provides information about the essential behavior characteristics of Asperger’s Syndrome which can be used by professionals to make a diagnosis.
ASPERGER’S SYNDROME DIAGNOSTIC SCALE
This assessment is designed to predict the existence or likelihood of Asperger’s Syndrome in children ages 5 through 18. The assessment consists of 50 items, which provide information about the areas of behavior that are specific to a potential diagnosis of Asperger’s. The areas assessed include cognitive, maladaptive, language, social, and sensorimotor. The assessment is easy to use and takes only 5 minutes to administer.
KRUG ASPERGER’S DISORDER INDEX
The KADI is designed to help professionals distinguish between children who have Asperger’s Syndrome and those who have other forms of high functioning autism. This assessment can be completed by the child’s parent, or by another professional, such as a teacher. Information generated by the assessment can be used to plan an IEP for the child. All items on the KADI have a weighted score that reflects the assessments’ ability to distinguish between Asperger’s and other forms of autism. Raw scores are converted to standard and percentile scores, and there is a pre-screening scale that allows professionals to identify normal individuals. The KADI is normally used with individuals 6 to 22 years of age, and takes only 15 to 20 minutes to administer.
PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS SCREENING TEST II
This assessment is designed to identify autism disorders, including Asperger’s syndrome, in early childhood, so that appropriate decisions concerning intervention can be made. The typical age for the use of this assessment is 18 months to 4 years (48months) and it can be administered by the child’s parent in less than 20 minutes. There are 3 stages to this assessment, which are used in different clinical settings. Stage 1 is the Primary Care Screener, most often used by the child’s parents; Stages 2 and 3 are used by professionals in the clinical setting. Stage 2 is designed to detect Pervasive Developmental Delay, and Stage 3 is used to measure and detect Autism.
AUTISM BEHAVIOR CHECKLIST OF THE AUTISM SCREENING INSTRUMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL PLANNING