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Social Skills Rating Scale (SSRS)
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Supplemental: Neuromuscular Diseases (NMD)
Short Description of Instrument

The Social Skills Rating Scale (SSRS) assesses social behaviors such as cooperation, empathy, assertion, self-control and responsibility by gathering information from the child, their parents and teachers. The Problems Behaviors Scale assesses hyperactivity, externalizing and internalizing behaviors, all of which could interfere with the development of social skills. A teacher report form measures academic functioning.


Standard scores (M=100, SD=15) and percentile ranks are calculated from raw scale scores.

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PsychCorp/Pearson/Pearson Education, Inc. Social Skills Rating System (SSRS). Retrieved: 2018 July 18. Accessed from:
Rutter, M., Bailey, A.,& Lord, C. (2003). SCQ: Social Communication Questionnaire. Western Psychological Services: Los Angeles, CA.


Document last updated April 2020