SCQ Social Communication Questionnaire

Michael Rutter, MD, FRS, Anthony Bailey, MD, and Catherine Lord, PhD

Purpose: Screens for autism or autism spectrum disorders
Format: Paper and pencil
Age range: 4 years to 40 years
Time: Less than 10 minutes

Qualification level: B

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Previously known as the Autism Screening Questionnaire (ASQ), the SCQ is a brief instrument that helps to evaluate the communication skills and social functioning of an individual who may have autism or other autism spectrum disorders.

Fast and cost-effective

  • Helps you quickly determine whether an individual should be referred for a complete diagnostic evaluation; can be used to compare symptom levels across various groups.
  • The Lifetime Form focuses on the child’s entire developmental history; it provides a total score that identifies individuals who should be referred for a more complete evaluation.
  • The Current Form inspects the child’s behavior over the most recent 3-month period, aiding in treatment planning, educational intervention, and measurement of change over time.

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


6233-KT SCQ Introductory Kit includes SCQ Manual, 20 Lifetime AutoScore Forms, and 20 Current AutoScore Forms, 6234-TM SCQ Manual, 6235-AS SCQ Current AutoScore Forms (pkg/20), 6236-AS SCQ Lifetime AutoScore Forms (pkg/20)