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Assessment Tools: Asperger syndrome diagnostic scale

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Asperger syndrome diagnostic scale

Author: Brenda Smith Myles; Richard L. Simpson 1945-; Stacey Jones Bock

Summary: The ASDS is used for the assessment of individuals ages 5 through 18 who manifest the characteristics of AS. The instrument can be completed by an individual who has had direct, sustained contact with the referred individual (eg., teachers, parents, para-professionals, siblings, ancillary staff).
 Format: 1 examiner's manual (v, 34 p.), 1 summary/response form

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WS 350.6 A839ab 2001 ATOOLS)

Population: ages 5 through 18
Completion time: 10 to 15 minutes


  • 1 examiner's manual (v, 34 p.)
  • 1 summary/response form

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Determine Validity and Reliability    

To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)


(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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