Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition

  • John N Constantino
Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2) identifies the presence and severity of social impairment within the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders.   
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SRS-2 Adult S/W Kit W-610S
9780749167301 Qualification Level B

Includes 25 Adult (Relative/Other Report) AutoScore Forms; 25 Adult (Self-Report) AutoScore Forms; Manual; Unlimited-Use Scoring Software. Requires PC with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. CD-ROM drive and USB port required. Software kit for ages 19 years and up.




Publication date:
Age range:
2 years 6 months to adult
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Completion time:
15 to 20 minutes

Product Details


  • Find out whether symptoms indicate an autism spectrum disorder, a social communication disorder, or something else
  • Convenience of a screener and the power of a diagnostic tool.
  • Completed in just 15 to 20 minutes, the SRS-2 identifies social impairment associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and quantifies its severity
  • Sensitive enough to detect even subtle symptoms, yet specific enough to differentiate clinical groups, both within the autism spectrum and between ASD and other disorders
  • Expanded age range means the SRS-2 can be used to monitor symptoms throughout the lifespan
  • Assess social impairment in natural settings and from more than one perspective
  • Multiple perspectives approach on behaviour uncovers a wide range of symptoms, including those that are relatively subtle
  • Numerous independent studies demonstrate that the SRS-2 is unmatched in its ability to measure severity of social impairment in the mildest, and most common, forms of ASD - including Social Communication Disorder, a new diagnosis included in DSM-5
  • Brevity and sensitivity of the SRS-2 make it highly useful for a variety of assessment needs


  • Offers four forms, each with 65 items, and each for a specific age group:
  • School-Age Form - For ages 4 to 18, completed by parent or teacher (composed of the same items that appeared on the original SRS)
  • Preschool Form - For ages 2.5 to 4.5, completed by parent or teacher
  • Adult (Relative/Other Report) Form - For ages 19 and up, completed by a relative or friend
  • Adult (Self-Report) Form - A self-report option for ages 19 and up
  • Asks teachers, parents, and others to rate symptoms that they've noticed over time - at home, in the classroom, or elsewhere. Raters evaluate symptoms using a quantitative scale representing a range of severity.
  • Reveals aspects of social functioning that might be missed in a clinical context, using a test with a "yes-or-no" response format. This is important because even mild social impairment can have an adverse effect on children and adults.

Treatment Subscales

In addition to a Total score reflecting severity of social deficits in the autism spectrum, the SRS-2 generates scores for five Treatment Subscales:

  • Social Awareness
  • Social Cognition
  • Social Communication
  • Social Motivation
  • Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviour.

Although not used for screening or diagnosis, subscale scores are helpful in designing and evaluating treatment programs.

Similarly, the SRS-2 unlimited-use scoring program gives you a detailed report with useful descriptive information that can inform intervention.

Compare Symptoms to DSM-5 Criteria for ASD

In addition to the Treatment Subscales described above, the SRS-2 offers two new DSM-5 Compatible Subscales:

  • Social Communication and Interaction
  • Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviour

Scores on these subscales make it easy to compare your client's symptoms to DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder. Such comparisons clearly inform diagnosis and help you determine whether the individual meets the most current diagnostic criteria for ASD.