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Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale

Brenda Myles, Stacy Jones-Bock, and Richard Simpson

Helps you identify Asperger's syndrome
Paper and pencil
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
10-15 minutes
Qualification level:
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

The ASDS is a quick, easy-to-use rating scale that helps you determine whether a child or adolescent is likely to have Asperger’s syndrome.

Features and benefits

  • Fifty yes-or-no items, which represent behaviors symptomatic of Asperger’s syndrome, were drawn from five areas of behavior: cognitive, maladaptive, language, social, and sensorimotor.
  • Provides an AS Quotient that indicates the likelihood that an individual has Asperger’s syndrome.