Aspergers Screening

“When and how do you test a child for Asperger’s Syndrome?”

Moms and dads of kids with Asperger’s (AS) can typically trace differences in their kid's development to as early as 30 months of age. Developmental screening during a routine check-up by a doctor may identify signs that warrant further investigation. The diagnosis of AS is complicated by the use of several different screening instruments, including:
  • Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS)
  • Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ; with versions for kids, teens and grown-ups)
  • Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) 
  • Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST)
  • Gilliam Asperger's Disorder Scale (GADS) 
  • Krug Asperger's Disorder Index (KADI)

Unfortunately, none have been shown to reliably differentiate between AS and other Autism Spectrum Disorders.

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