Childhood Austism Spectrum Test (CAST)
“Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”
Scott et al‚ 2002‚ Williams et al‚ 2004
1. Does s/he join in playing games with other children easily?
2. Does s/he come up to you spontaneously for a chat?
3. Was s/he speaking by 2 years old?
4. Does s/he enjoy sports?
5. Is it important to him/her to fit in with the peer group?
6. Does s/he appear to notice unusual details that others miss?
7. Does s/he tend to take things literally?
8. When s/he was 3 years old‚ did s/he spend a lot of time pretending (e.g.‚ play-acting being a superhero‚ or holding teddy's tea parties)?
9. Does s/he like to do things over and over again‚ in the same way all the time?
10. Does s/he find it easy to interact with other children?
11. Can s/he keep a two-way conversation going?
12. Can s/he read appropriately for his/her age?
13. Does s/he mostly have the same interests as his/her peers?
14. Does s/he have an interest which takes up so much time that s/he does little else?
15. Does s/he have friends‚ rather than just acquaintances?
16. Does s/he often bring you things s/he is interested in to show you?
17. Does s/he enjoy joking around?
18. Does s/he have difficulty understanding the rules for polite behavior?
19. Does s/he appear to have an unusual memory for details?
20. Is his/her voice unusual (e.g.‚ overly adult‚ flat‚ or very monotonous)?
21. Are people important to him/her?
22. Can s/he dress him/herself?
23. Is s/he good at turn-taking in conversation?
24. Does s/he play imaginatively with other children‚ and engage in role-play?
25. Does s/he often do or say things that are tactless or socially inappropriate?
26. Can s/he count to 50 without leaving out any numbers?
27. Does s/he make normal eye-contact?
28. Does s/he have any unusual and repetitive movements?
29. Is his/her social behaviour very one-sided and always on his/her own terms?
30. Does s/he sometimes say “you” or “s/he” when s/he means “I”?
31. Does s/he prefer imaginative activities such as play-acting or story-telling‚ rather than numbers or lists of facts?
32. Does s/he sometimes lose the listener because of not explaining what s/he is talking about?
33. Can s/he ride a bicycle (even if with stabilizers)?
34. Does s/he try to impose routines on him/herself‚ or on others‚ in such a way that it causes problems?
35. Does s/he care how s/he is perceived by the rest of the group?
36. Does s/he often turn conversations to his/her favorite subject rather than following what the other person wants to talk about?
37. Does s/he have odd or unusual phrases?
SPECIAL NEEDS SECTION
38. Have teachers/health visitors ever expressed any concerns about his/her development?
If Yes‚ please pecify........................................................................................
39. Has s/he ever been diagnosed with any of the following:
Hyperactivity/Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)‚
hearing or visual difficulties‚
Autism Spectrum Condition (including Asperger’s Syndrome‚
A physical disability?
Other (please specify)
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Scott‚ Fiona J.‚ Baron-Cohen‚ Simon.‚ Bolton‚ Patrick. And Brayne‚ Carol.‚ (2002). The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test) : Preliminary development of UK screen for mainstream primary-school children Autism 6(1):9-31
Williams‚ J.‚ Allison‚ C.‚ Scott‚ F.J.‚ Stott‚C.‚ Bolton‚ P.F.‚ Baron-Cohen‚ S.‚ Brayne‚ C.(2006). The Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test (CAST): Test-retest Reliability. 10(4): Autism 415-27.
Williams‚ J.‚ Allison‚ C.‚ Scott‚ F.J.‚ Bolton‚ P.F.‚ Baron-Cohen‚ S.‚ Matthews‚ F.E.‚ Brayne‚ C. (2008).The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): Sex Differences. J Autism Dev Disord‚ 38(9): 1731-9.