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Social Responsiveness Scale (SRS)

Supplemental: Mitochondrial Disease (Mito)

Short Description of Instrument

Distinguishes autism spectrum conditions from other child psychiatric conditions by identifying presence and extent of autistic social impairment

Total T-Scores of 76T or higher = Severe range
Scores in this range are strongly associated with a clinical diagnosis of Autistic Disorder, Asperger's Disorder, or more severe cases of PDD-NOS. They suggest a severe interference in everyday social interactions. In most clinical and educational settings, SRS scores at or above 76T from two separate informants provides very strong evidence of the presence of a clinical diagnosable autism spectrum disorder.
Total T-Scores of 60T-75T= Mild to moderate range
Scores in this range indicate deficiencies in reciprocal social behavior that are clinically significant and are resulting in mild to moderate interference in everyday social interactions. These scores are typical for children with mild or "high functioning" autism spectrum disorders, such as PDD-NOS, and higher functioning children with Asperger's Disorder.
Total T-Scores of 59T or less= Normal range
Children in the general population and not affected by autism spectrum conditions typically obtain scores in this range. When obtained on ratings in clinical settings, scores in this range usually suggest the absence of an autism spectrum condition and any psychosocial dysfunction noted at referral is more likely to be due to a non-autism-related condition. Rarely, children with very mild, "high functioning" autism spectrum conditions may be rating in the upper end of this range (55T-59T).
Fernandopulle N. Measurement of autism: a review of four screening measures. Indian J Psychol Med. 2011;33(1):5-10. PubMed


Document last updated September 2018