The three main areas affected by the disorder are speech or communication, social skills, and behavior.Individuals with autism do not necessarily look obviously different from others, but may be impaired in their speech, behavior, learning, and the way they perceive the world around them.
According to the U.S. CDC (July 2016), the prevalence of the autism spectrum disorder is about1 in 68 children, is about 4.5 times more common among boys, and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.Symptoms appear before age 3 years, though children may be diagnosed after the age of three years in many cases. Almost all parents notice symptoms within the first two years of their child's life.
The earlier your child receives autism screening, the earlier the diagnosis, the earlier they start receiving services and therapies, the better they will do over the long term. Early screening, if positive, and even before a full diagnosis, should trigger early services for your child. You do not have to wait for a formal autism diagnosis to call the Early Intervention Services program near you (in the United States).
Your child does not respond to their name by 12 months of age.
Your child does not point at objects to show interest (like an airplane by 14 months).
Your child does not play 'pretend' games by 18 months.
Your child avoids eye contact and wants to be alone.
Your child has trouble understanding other people's feelings.
Your child has delayed speech and language skills.
Your child repeats words or phrases over and over (Echolalia).
Your child gets upset by minor changes.
Your child has obsessive interests.
Your child flaps their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles.
Your child has unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel.
The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS)(© 2015 MHS Assessments - MHS Inc.) was designed to effectively identify symptoms,behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs).There are 2 age groups for which the test is available: 2-5 years and 6-18 years.The ASRS serves as an advanced screening test for The Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The use of this single test alone should not be used to make a diagnosis of the autism spectrum disorderand/or treatment decisions. Further diagnostic evaluation includes an evaluation by a doctor or psychologisttrained in the diagnosis of autism.
Sensitivity and specificity of 90-95% in the 2-5 year age group and 90% in the 6-18 year age group.
70 or 71 questions depending on the child's age. Around 20-25 minutes.
Any computer, tablet, or mobile device with internet access.
Overview of Results, Detailed Scores with T scores and Percentiles, Summary of Results, Treatment Targets, and a Parent Feedback Handout.
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