These online questionnaires have been initially put together by respected industry professionals for parents and practitioners to use as an ‘early-warning’ indicator to target delays in development. A positive diagnosis of any of these screening tools are not indicative of Autism. They are a guide to act as a reference and should not be the only test performed to provide conclusive evidence of ASD. If you suspect development delays it is important that you follow up with your health care provider immediately so that early intervention programmes can be put in place to assist you and your child.
diagnosis assessment tools
There are many diagnosis testing tools your clinician, psychologist or health care provider will use to conclusively determine the outcome of development delays for your child or loved one.
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire
- Communication and Symbolic Behaviour Scales
- Parents Evaluation of Development Status (PEDS)
- Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)
- This list is extensive and other tests will be conducted to determine the results
It is important to note that these 'screening' reference tools are not endorsed by Autism Research Centre and clearly state that these tools have been posted online for research tools. They are not diagnostic and do not provide clear and overwhelming evidence of Autism. "No single score on any of these tests or questionnaires indicates that an individual has an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)".
CONTENT UPDATED: SEPTEMBER 2020