The following assessment tools may be utilized:

  • ADOS (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule):  This extensive measure assesses correlates of Autism Spectrum Disorders and is applicable for toddlers to adults. It is the recommended assessment for possible autism.
  • GARS (Gilliam’s Autism Rating Scale): examines stereotyped behaviors, communication, social interaction and developmental disturbances
  • CARS (Childhood Autism Rating Scale):  a 15 item rating scale that distinguishes mild-moderate-severe autistic symptoms
  • M-CHAT (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers): examines possible  symptomology correlating with autism
  • Vineland-II Adaptive Behavior Scales: examines domains of communication, daily living skills, socialization, motor skills and maladaptive behavior
  • ABLLS (Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills): examines basic learner skills, academic skills, self-help skills and motor skills
  • Child Behavior Checklist: Achenbach: examines social behavior
  • MAPP (Milestone Assessment Placement Program)- assessment tool that provides a baseline of performance to help individuals with developmental delays

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