The Social Responsiveness Scale Second Edition (SRS-2) is a self-report questionnaire used to identify social characteristics commonly associated with autism in children, adolescents, and adults. The SRS-2 adult version contains 65-items that are sensitive to subtle features, making it ideal for adults who are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed.
It’s important to note that the SRS-2 is based on a deficit model, which we try to avoid. However, the SRS-2 is unique in its ability to differentiate between autism and other conditions, making it helpful for differential diagnosis as well as exploring the significance of social challenges within the autism spectrum.
This questionnaire is just one of the many sources of information that a diagnostician can pull from in addition to other questionnaires and of course, the clinical interview.
Interested in learning more? You can find additional info about the SRS-2 here.