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SCQ

Social Communication Questionnaire

Michael Rutter, MD, FRS, Anthony Bailey, MD, and Catherine Lord, PhD

Purpose:
Screens for autism or autism spectrum disorders
Format:
Paper and pencil
Age range:
4 years to 40 years
Time:
Less than 10 minutes
Qualification level:
B
B
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Previously known as the Autism Screening Questionnaire (ASQ), the SCQ is a brief instrument that helps to evaluate the communication skills and social functioning of an individual who may have autism or other autism spectrum disorders.

Fast and cost-effective

  • Helps you quickly determine whether an individual should be referred for a complete diagnostic evaluation; can be used to compare symptom levels across various groups.
  • The Lifetime Form focuses on the child’s entire developmental history; it provides a total score that identifies individuals who should be referred for a more complete evaluation.
  • The Current Form inspects the child’s behavior over the most recent 3-month period, aiding in treatment planning, educational intervention, and measurement of change over time.