Form: Childhood Autism Spectrum Test, CAST

Childhood Autism Spectrum Test, CAST
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Does he join in playing games with other children easily?
2
Does he come up to you spontaneously for a chat?
3
Was he speaking by 2 years old?
4
Does he enjoy sports?
5
Is it important to him to fit in with the peer group?
6
Does he appear to notice unusual details that others miss?
7
Does he tend to take things literally?
8
When he was 3 years old, did he spend a lot of time pretending (e.g., play-acting being a superhero, or holding teddy's tea parties)?
9
Does he like to do things over and over again, in the same way all the time?
10
Does he find it easy to interact with other children?
11
Can he keep a two-way conversation going?
12
Can he read appropriately for his age?
13
Does he mostly have the same interests as his peers?
14
Does he have an interest which takes up so much time that he does little else?
15
Does he have friends, rather than just acquaintances?
16
Does he often bring you things he is interested in to show you?
17
Does he enjoy joking around?
18
Does he have difficulty understanding the rules for polite behaviour?
19
Does he appear to have an unusual memory for details?
20
Is his voice unusual (e.g., overly adult, flat, or very monotonous)?
21
Are people important to him?
22
Can he dress himself?
23
Is he good at turn-taking in conversation?
24
Does he play imaginatively with other children, and engage in role-play?
25
Does he often do or say things that are tactless or socially inappropriate?
26
Can he count to 50 without leaving out any numbers?
27
Does he make normal eye-contact?
28
Does he have any unusual and repetitive movements?
29
Is his social behaviour very one-sided and always on his own terms?
30
Does he sometimes say “you” or “he” when he means “I”?
31
Does he prefer imaginative activities such as play-acting or story-telling, rather than numbers or lists of facts?
32
Does he sometimes lose the listener because of not explaining what he is talking about?
33
Can he ride a bicycle (even if with stabilisers)?
34
Does he try to impose routines on himself, or on others, in such a way that it causes problems?
35
Does he care how he is perceived by the rest of the group?
36
Does he often turn conversations to his favorite subject rather than following what the other person wants to talk about?
37
Does he have odd or unusual phrases?