Screening Tests

Value of Screening Tests

Curious clients often start by taking one or more of the following on-line assessments (not definitive tests).

If the results of the above screening tests indicate no or a very low indication of ASD or ADHD as compared to the average for the population, you may decide that a full evaluation is not warranted; however, if they indicate that ASD is possible, you should strongly consider a thorough evaluation.

 

Please be aware that these tests are limited and there is no replacement for a thorough assessment by a caring clinician.

ASD SCREENING

  • Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) Test 

    • a result of 26 or higher (50 points total) indicates the possibility of Asperger’s

    • 80% of autistic people score 32 or higher

    • Most non-autistic males score 17 on average

    • Most non-autistic females score 15 on average
       

  • Empathy Quotient (EQ) Test 

    • a result of 30 or below indicates the possibility of Asperger’s

    • 81% of people previously designated Asperger syndrome score 30 or lower

    • Most non-autistic males score 42 on average

    • Most non-autistic females score 47 on average
       

  • Ritvo Autism & Asperger Diagnostic Scale- RAADS-14.

    • (scores of 14 and above out of possible 42 are indicative of possible Asperger's).
       

  • Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire (ASSQ) 

    • Score is out of 68.

    • The higher the point total, the greater the likelihood that you show signs of autism spectrum disorder.

    • Score of 51 or higher indicates possibility of ASD and further assessment is recommended.

  • Online Autism Test For Adults (Autism 360)

    • Score of 0 to 320 means No Autism; 321 to 885 means Less than 20% chance of Autism; 886 to 1470 means that you may have Borderline or High Functioning Autism, 1471 to 1865, high probability that you have prominent Autism symptoms, 1866 and above means 90+% chance of being formally diagnosed with Autism. 

    • Self-learning assessment tool (the test improves over time as more data is collected from previous test takers).​

    • Factors in "360 degree" symptoms that adults with Autism may have.

    • Questions focus on observation skills, social interactions, communication skills, behavioral patterns, sensory & motor skills, and personal interest level.

    • Nominal cost of $1.99.

ADHD SCREENING

PsychCentral On-line assessment

  • 0-20     ADHD unlikely

  • 20-39   Attention Deficit Disorder Possible

  • 40+       Attention Deficit Disorder Likely

Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRSv1.1)​​

  • Therapist will review the questions with you in session

  • 18 item questionnaire

  • Therapist will interpret score
     

ADHD in Women Symptom Test

  • ​If you score 54-72, that means you answered "Often" or "Very Often" to most of the questions and should pursue a formal diagnosis as there is a possibility that you may be experiencing symptoms of ADHD. 
     

ADD Symptom Test for Adults

  • Focus on Inattentive ADHD (not hyperactivity)​

  • ​If you score 45-60, that means you answered "Often" or "Very Often" to most of the questions and should pursue a formal diagnosis as there is a possibility that you may be experiencing symptoms of Inattentive ADHD.