Teens with ASD: Testing for Adolescents

November 22nd, 2015

The future depends on what we do in the present. - Mahatma Gandhi

Specialized Tests for Adolescents

As kids get older, the tests given to younger kids for school-based or independent evaluations will likely not fit anymore. Here is a list of some of the age-appropriate tests used for adolescents.

Social Language Development Test Adolescent Ages: 12-17 Grades: 7-12

Do-Watch-Listen-Say: Social and Communication Intervention for Children with Autism by Kathleen Ann Quill
This assessment and intervention guide features an assessment tool andalong numerous creative ideas to promote social and communication skills in children with autism. ISBN-1-55766-453-6

VB-MAPP: The VB-MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism and other individuals who demonstrate language delays.

Test of Problem Solving Adolescent (TOPS-A)

The Test of Pragmatic Language (TOPL)

Functional Communication Profile (FCP-R)

Walker-McConnell Scale - WMS (K-6 or 7-12)

School Social Behavior Scales (SSBS) and Social Skills Rating System (SSRS)

Sam Goldstein and Elaine Pollock's Social Skills Group Assessment Questionnaire, an easy-to-use tool that rates the child's mastery of 23 social skills (e.g., beginning a conversation, interpreting body language) can be used before and after a training program to measure progress.

More tests listed here

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  1. […] State standardized tests performed in schools don’t accurately measure our kids’ abilities, but there are many tests that psychologists, occupational, physical and speech therapists can run annually at school, or privately through your insurance. They are developmental-age appropriate, so they vary as your child gains skills. For example, there is a TONI-4 for people who are nonverbal versus a WISC – Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children used for people who are verbal. More are adolescent and adult tests can be found here. […]