The Adult Asperger Assessment￼
Author of Tool:
Baron-Cohen, S. Wheelwright, S., Robinson, J. and Woodbury-Smith, M.
Baron-Cohen, S., Wheelwright, S., Robinson, J., & Woodbury-Smith, M. (2005). The Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA): a diagnostic method. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 35, 807-819.
Primary use / Purpose:
The AAA was developed for use in the diagnosis of Aspergers syndrome in adults.
While such instruments are already in place for children, there was a need to develop an instrument relevant for diagnoses in adulthood. The instrument is electronic and computer-scorable. In order to avoid false positives, the Adult Asperger Assessment (AAA) criteria are more conservative than the DSM-IV. The AAA includes 23 categorical items, with spaces to include how the symptom manifests in the individual.
Psychometrics are discussed in Baron-Cohen, Wheelwright, Robinson, and Woodbury-Smith (2005).
Web link to tool:
Adult Asperger Assessment