The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test): preliminary development of a UK screen for mainstream primary-school-age children.

@article{Scott2002TheC,
  title={The CAST (Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test): preliminary development of a UK screen for mainstream primary-school-age children.},
  author={Fiona J. Scott and Simon Baron-Cohen and Patrick F. Bolton and Carol Brayne},
  journal={Autism : the international journal of research and practice},
  year={2002},
  volume={6 1},
  pages={9-31}
}
The article describes a pilot and follow-up study of the preliminary development of a new tool to screen for Asperger syndrome (AS) and related social and communication conditions (the Childhood Asperger Syndrome Test, CAST) in children aged 4-11 years, in a non-clinical setting. In the pilot study, parents of 13 children with AS and of 37 typically developing children completed the CAST. There were significant differences between the AS and typical sample means. The pilot was used to establish… CONTINUE READING
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