This assessment is a subtest of the longer ASIEP and is used to conduct a structured interview with a child’s parent or caregiver. The ABC can also be used alone or with 4 other ASIEP subtests. The ABC has 57 questions, divided into 5 categories: sensory, relating, body and object use, language, and social/self-help. The assessment is designed to be completed independently by a parent or a teacher, who then returns it to a trained professional for scoring and interpretation. The typical age range of the child is 3 to school-age.
CHILDHOOD AUTISM RATING SCALE
This assessment identifies autism in children age 2 years or above. Designed for children the CARS can be used for evaluating adolescents and adults. The CARS has established recommended cutoff scores to be used when evaluating adolescents and adults. The CARS consists of 15 items which cover characteristics, abilities, and behaviors specific to autism. The examiner observes the child, and also examines relevant information from the child’s parents and other sources. The examiner then rates the child on each scale item, using a 7 point scoring system which indicates the degree to which the child deviates from a normal child of the same age.
GILLIAM AUTISM RATING SCALE
This assessment is designed to help professionals identify and diagnose autism in children and young adults. The typical age range for assessment is 3 to 22 years. The GARS-II measures behaviors in 3 areas: Stereotyped behaviors, communication, and social interaction. The assessment is also designed to help estimate the severity of autism in individuals who have the condition. The assessment is short and only requires 5 to 10 minutes to administer. All items on the GARS-II are based on the definitions of autism adopted by the Autism Society of America and the DSM-IV.
AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW-REVISED
The ADI-R is designed to aid clinical professionals in the diagnosis of autism in children and adults. It is administered by a professional, who questions the child’s parents or caregivers. In the case of an adult patient, the examiner questions either a parent or another adult who is familiar with the patient’s developmental history and current behavior. The assessment includes 93 items which measure 3 major areas of behavior: language and communications, reciprocal social interactions, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped behaviors and interests. The typical age range for this assessment is 2 years to adult.
AUTISM RESEARCH INSTITUTE FORM E-2: DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST
The ARIE-2 is an online questionnaire which may be completed by a child’s parents. Parents who complete the questionnaire will receive scaled test results, interpretive information, and information on autism spectrum disorders at no cost. The E-2 form rates behaviors seen in autism on a scale, and asks parents to rate the results of any