CARS 2 Childhood Autism Rating Scale™, Second Edition

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Eric Schopler, PhD, Mary E. Van Bourgondien, PhD, Glenna Janette Wellman, PhD, and Steven R. Love, PhD

Purpose: Helps you identify and diagnose autism spectrum disorder
Format: Paper and pencil
Age range: 2 years and older
Time: Untimed

Qualification level: B

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Description

The CARS2 discriminates between children with autism and those with severe cognitive deficits and distinguishes mild-to-moderate autism from severe autism.

Features and benefits

  • Assesses virtually all ages and functional levels.
  • Provides concise, objective, and quantifiable ratings based on direct behavioral observation.
  • Can help you integrate diagnostic information, determine functional capabilities, provide feedback to parents, and design targeted interventions.

Test structure

  • Includes a form for higher-functioning individuals, an alternative for assessing verbally fluent individuals ages 6 years or older with IQ scores above 80.
  • A separate, unscored questionnaire for parents and caregivers serves as a structured way to gather caregiver information.

Technical information

Ratings are reliable across time, settings, sources of information, and raters.

Additional information

Type

Kits, Manuals, books, and equipment, Forms and booklets

Detailed

6671-KT CARS2 Complete Kit – includes CARS2 Manual, 25 Standard Version Rating Booklets, 25 High Functioning Individuals Rating Booklets, and 25 Questionnaires for Parents or Caregivers, 6672-TM CARS2 Manual, 6673-RF CARS2 Standard Version Rating Booklets (pkg/25), 6674-RF CARS2 High Functioning Individuals Rating Booklets (pkg/25), 6675-RF CARS2 Questionnaires for Parents or Caregivers (pkg/25)