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CARS™2

Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition

Eric Schopler, Ph.D. , Mary E. Van Bourgondien, Ph.D. , Glenna Janette Wellman, Ph.D. , Steven R. Love, Ph.D.

Identify children 2 years and older with ASD and distinguish between mid-to-moderate and severe Autism


CARS™2

Overview

Overview

The Childhood Autism Rating Scale, Second Edition, (CARS2) helps to identify children 2 years of age and older with Autism, distinguishing them from developmentally handicapped children who are not Autistic.

Key Features:

  • Distinguishes between mid-to-moderate and severe Autism
  • Brevity makes it a useful tool for aiding in recognition and classification of Autistic children
  • Responsive to individuals on the "high functioning" end of the Autism Spectrum
  • Includes forms and features that help to integrate diagnostic information, determine functional capabilities, provide feedback to parents, and design targeted intervention

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Relating to People
  • Visual Response
  • Verbal Communication
  • Imitation/Social-Emotional Understanding
  • Emotional Response/Emotional Expression and Regulation of Emotions
  • Object Use/Object Use in Play
  • Adaptation to Change/Restricted Interests
  • Taste, Smell, and Touch Response and Use
  • Fear or Nervousness/Fear or Anxiety
  • Body Use
  • Listening Response
  • Nonverbal Communication

Quick Reference

Age

Age

2 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Professional

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 10 minutes

Number or Items

Number or Items

Two 15-item rating scales completed by the clinician

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Quick Reference

Age

Age

2 and Older

Administration Type

Administration Type

Professional

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 10 minutes

Number or Items

Number or Items

Two 15-item rating scales completed by the clinician

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Components

Components

How To Use

How To Use

Standard Version Rating Booklet (CARS2-ST)

Equivalent to the original CARS; for use with individuals younger than 6 years of age and those with communication difficulties or below-average estimated IQs

High-Functioning Version Rating Booklet (CARS2-HF)

An alternative for assessing verbally fluent individuals, 6 years of age and older, with IQ scores above 80

Questionnaire for Parents or Caregivers (CARS2-QPC)

An unscored scale that gathers information for use in making CARS2-ST and CARS2-HF ratings

Items on the Standard form duplicate those on the original CARS, while items on the High Functioning form have been modified to reflect current research on the characteristics of people with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome.

The clinician rates the individual on each item, using a 4-point response scale. Ratings are based not only on frequency of the behavior in question, but also on its intensity, peculiarity, and duration. While this more nuanced approach gives you greater flexibility in integrating diagnostic information, it still yields quantitative results.

The Rating Booklets for both the Standard and High Functioning versions are particularly convenient. They include space for clinical note-taking and documentation. They briefly describe each area rated, providing a reminder of rating criteria and a framework for explaining results to parents. And they list cut-off values so that you can see at a glance whether further evaluation is warranted.

Rating values for all items are summed to produce a Total Raw Score. Each form includes a graph that allows you to quickly convert the Total Raw Score to a standard score or percentile rank (based on a clinical sample of 1,034 individuals with autism spectrum disorders). The Manual provides guidelines for score interpretation, suggestions for intervention, and case examples.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

CARS2 Kit

Manual and 25 Standard Version Rating Booklets/High Functioning Individuals Rating Booklets/Questionairres for Parents or Caregivers

Handscored
CA: $270.00

Forms

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials