Aspergers CAST Test

The Aspergers CAST Test for kids is a test that will enable moms and dads to have a better sense of what the criteria for Aspergers looks like. For some of you, it will settle your nerves, for others, you will now have a better sense of what's going on with your youngster, enabling you to make appropriate choices with a better idea of where her/his challenges lay.

Read the following questions carefully, and choose the appropriate answer:

1. Does he/she join in playing games with others easily?
Y
N

2. Does he/she come up to you spontaneously for a chat?
Y
N

3. Was he/she speaking by 2 years old?
Y
N

4. Does he/she enjoy sports?
Y
N

5. Is it important for him/her to fit in with a peer group?
Y
N

6. Does he/she appear to notice unusual details that others miss?
Y
N

7. Does he/she tend to take things literally?
Y
N

8. When he/she was 3 years old, did he/she spend a lot of time pretending (e.g., play-acting being a super-hero, or holding teddy's tea parties?
Y
N

9. Does he/she like to do the same things over and over again, in the same way all the time?
Y
N

10. Does he/she find it easy to interact with other children?
Y
N

11. Can he/she keep a two-way conversation going?
Y
N

12. Can he/she read appropriately for his/her age?
Y
N

13. Does he/she mostly have the same interests as his/her peers?
Y
N

14. Does he/she have an interest that which takes up so much time that he/she does little else?
Y
N

15. Does he/she have friends, rather than just acquaintances?
Y
N

16. Does he/she often bring things to show you that interest him/her?
Y
N

17. Does he/she enjoy joking around?
Y
N

18. Does he/she have difficulty understanding the rules for polite behavior?
Y
N

19. Does he/she have an unusual memory for details?
Y
N

20. Is his/her voice unusual (e.g., overly adult, flat, or very monotonous?
Y
N

21. Are people important to him/her?
Y
N

22. Can he/she dress him/herself?
Y
N

23. Is he/she good at turn-taking in conversation?
Y
N

24. Does he/she play imaginatively with other children, and engage in role-play?
Y
N

25. Does he/she do or say things that are tactless or socially inappropriate?
Y
N

26. Can he/she count to 50 without leaving out any numbers?
Y
N

27. Does he/she make normal eye-contact?
Y
N

28. Does he/she have any unusual and repetitive movements?
Y
N

29. Is his/her social behavior very one-sided and always on his or her terms?
Y
N

30. Does your child sometimes say "you" or "he/she" when he/she means to say "I"?
Y
N

31. Does he/she prefer imaginative activities such as play-acting or story-telling, rather than numbers or a list of facts?
Y
N

32. Does he/she sometimes lose the listener because of not explaining what he/she is talking about?
Y
N

33. Can he/she ride a bicycle (even if with stabilizers)?
Y
N

34. Does he/she try to impose routines on himself/herself, or on others, in such a way that it causes problems?
Y
N

35. Does he/she care about how he/she is perceived by the rest of the group?
Y
N

36. Does he/she often turn conversations to his/her favorite subject rather than following what the other person wants to talk about?
Y
N

37. Does he/she have odd or unusual phrases?
Y
N

38. Have teachers ever expressed any concerns about his/her development?
Y
N
If Y, please specify___________________________________

39. Has he/she ever been diagnosed with the following?

• Language delay
Y
N

• Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD)
Y
N

• Hearing or visual difficulties?
Y
N

• Autism Spectrum Condition, including Aspergers?
Y
N

• A physical disability?
Y
N

• Other? (please specify
Y
N
If Y, please specify___________________________________

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