- 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.
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.