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 but specific enough to differentiate clinical groups, the SRS-2 can be used to monitor symptoms throughout the lifespan.
Features and benefits
- Allows you to assess social impairment in natural settings—teachers, parents, and others are asked 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.
- In addition to a total score reflecting severity of social deficits in the autism spectrum, five treatment subscale scores are provided: Social Awareness, Social Cognition, Social Communication, Social Motivation, and Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behavior. Two subscales are considered DSM-5-compatible: Scores on these subscales make it easy to compare your client's symptoms to proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for ASD.
- Offers four forms with 65 items each: school-age (ages 4-18 years), preschool (ages 2.5-4.5 years), adult (ages 19 years and older), and adult self-report.
- The SRS-2 unlimited-use scoring program gives you a detailed report with useful descriptive information that can inform intervention.
- 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 proposed for inclusion in DSM-5.
- A multitude of independent, peer-reviewed studies conducted in schools and clinics throughout the world involving diverse populations and diagnostic groups show that the SRS-2 discriminates both within the autism spectrum and between ASD and other disorders, making the test highly useful for differential diagnosis. When results indicate that autism is not present, they often point to other conditions in which social impairment plays a role.