Our mission is to shorten time-to-diagnosis for autism worldwide by making autism screening services available to parents at their fingertips - with the view to improve both short term and long term outcomes.
About The Autism Spectrum Disorder In Brief:
The three main areas affected by the disorder are speech or communication, social skills, and behavior. Individuals with autism do not necessarily look obviously different from others, but may be impaired in their speech, behavior, learning, and the way they perceive the world around them. According to the U.S. CDC (July 2016), the prevalence of the autism spectrum disorder is about 1 in 68 children, is about 4.5 times more common among boys, andoccurs in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups. Symptoms appear before age 3 years, though children may be diagnosed after the age of three years in many cases. Almost all parents notice symptoms within the first two years of their child's life.
Screen and Diagnose early: The earlier your child receives autism screening, the earlier the diagnosis, the earlier they start receiving services and therapies, the better they will do over the long term. Early screening, if positive, and even before a full diagnosis, should trigger early services for your child. You do not have to wait for a formal diagnosis to call the Early Intervention Services program near you (in the United States).
Is your child on a long waiting list to see an Autism specialist for diagnosis? If your child is currently on a waiting list to see an autism doctor or provider where you live, you can take this test and forward the report both to your own primary provider and also the autism provider to help expedite the process.
You should suspect Autism if:
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Your child does not respond to their name by 12 months of age. Your child does not point at objects to show interest (like an airplane by 14 months). Your child does not play "pretend" games by 18 months. Your child avoids eye contact and wants to be alone. Your child has trouble understanding other people's feelings. Your child has delayed speech and language skills Your child repeats words or phrases over and over (Echolalia). Your child gets upset by minor changes. Your child has obsessive interests. Your child flaps their hands, rock their body, or spin in circles. Your child has unusual reactions to the way things sound, smell, taste, look, or feel.
Parents are asked to evaluate how often they observed specific behaviors in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialization, communication, unusual behaviors, behavioral rigidity, sensory sensitivity, and self-regulation.
The ASRS serves as an advanced screening test for The Autism Spectrum Disorder. The use of this single instrument alone should not be used to make a diagnosis of the autism spectrum disorder and/or therapeutic decisions. The test and must be followed up by further consultation and testing with the child’s licensed qualified provider(s).
How accurate is it? It is a research validated, norm referenced, highly accurate test with accuracy in terms of sensitivity and specificity of 90-95% in the 2-5 year age group and 90% in the 6-18 year age group.
How many questions? How long does it take? The full length test has either 70 or 71 questions depending on the child's age and the test should take you around 20-25 minutes. If you have to leave the test for some reason, you can return to the same question within 24 hours.
What kind of device can I use? You can use any computer, tablet, or mobile device you choose to.
Can I see a Sample Report? Please see the full Sample Reportattached or the screenshot (partial report only) below.
What does the Report tell me? The full Interpretive report has the following parts: Overview of Results, Detailed Scores with T scores and Percentiles, Summary of Results, Treatment Targets, and a Parent Feedback Handout. Please click hereto see a Sample Report.
How do I take the test? You can access the test in our secure automated Autism Screening Portal. Click here or https://www.autismtelemed.com or the Automated Autism Test Portal button below. See the slideshow below for directions: 1. Click on "Start Test" on the home screen. 2. Enter your email and password on the Log in screen. It is extremely important for email addresses to be entered accurately - we will not be able to respond or send you reports if there are errors when you enter your email address into our system. 3. Choose your child's age group, your country, and preferred language. 4. Click on "Do you Consent" if you do. 5. Click on "Purchase Test".
How do I pay? After you click "Purchase Test" you can pay using a credit card. After payment, the portal will automatically present you a link to take the test. It will look like this: http://s.mhs.com/a0BCd01. Click on the link and the test will automatically start. What happens next? When do I receive the report? After you have completed the test and payment, we will send you the report after we have generated and reviewed it, usually within 24-48 hours - via secure email. Please email us at email@example.com with any questions. Use of this test and this website and/or app indicates that you consent to its use (please click here for theInformed Consent document) and that you agree to the Terms of Service and disclaimer on our website (www.autismtelemed.org).