Autism Assessment & Screening Tools
Welcome to this section on screening and assessment tools for Autism. We have created a compilation of some of the best screening tools that are available online for monitoring the progress of your child at various stages of development.
A majority of these tools prescribed here are 3rd party in nature and DW Autism assumes no responsibility for their accuracy and consistency. For more information on any of these tools please visit the attribution link next to the tools to visit their office site.
Click on the Visit Link to access the Test Center
This is our one of a kind Autism Online Test Center. While the scores are indicative only, the tests measure your child’s behavioral, analytical, communication and social interactions to intelligently determine the likelihood of any Autism Spectrum Disorders. The tests are across the common disorder types (Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, etc) and specific test modules are available for each of the age groups (toddlers, children, adolescents and adults). Following are some of the tests available:
Child's Early Development Milestones
This is a very simple tool that you can easily print out on an A4 sheet and stick it up your refrigerator. If you are simply interested in monitoring the milestones in your child’s development in a simple and easy format, very few tools beat this one. It highlights a few common behavioral traits that are observed in children at varying stages of their development. As long as your child is ticking those boxes at each stage, there is little you need to worry about. When you start observing that your child is not engaging on a few of those items, or is engaging only at a much later point in time, that would be the time to look at some of the detailed assessment techniques available here.
Publisher: Center of Disease Control
Sensory Motor Checklist
Click on the download link to access the checklist
This is the most comprehensive free checklist available to access the everyday sensory and motor skills of a growing child and is extensively used by paediatricians and behavior therapists across the world. Following the development of a child in his/her early formative years (from 1 month all the way up to 6+ years), this chcklist covers key indicators around the following 4 functional areas:
This one is a must have for kids with high or genetic risk of Autism
DW Autism Symptoms Checklist
Measuring the 60 common signs of Autism
This is another invaluable document from DW Autism. This checklist measures the progress of your child across the 60 common symptoms of Autism. Note that this checklist if available only for toddlers and children at the moment. Please visit the link to understand how to use this symptoms checklist and also obtain a downloadable copy of the same.
Autism Research Centre Tests
The most Exhaustive Test Library
The Autism Research Centre is a part of the Department of Psychiatry, at the University of Cambridge and its boasts of the most exhaustive test library for all things Autism! The only disadvantage is that the tests are in downloadable Microsoft Word format, which I find a bit clunky. Also the scoring matrix is a bit complicated to interpret for any normal user. This is the key reason why we recommend using our Autism Test Center, which is also based on the ARC framework, but is much more simplified.
Publisher: Autism Research Centre