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Can someone please translate???

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shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 17:45:58

Ok got ed pych report back today heres what it says,can someone please translate to what it actually is saying?

Restricted reptitive behaviours scaled score 7 percentile 16th
socail interaction scaled 6 per 9th
socail comm scaled 6 per 9th
Emotional responses scaled5 per 3rd
cognitive style scaled 11 per 63rd
maladaptive speech scaled 5 2nd

Overall Autism Index score scaled 71 per 3rd

The results show ** has an overal autism index score of 71 just placing him in the very likely range in terms of probability of him having Asd according to the DSM-V criteria please note this is not a diagnosis........................................

so what is it actually saying?

zzzzz Wed 20-Apr-16 19:54:10

DO you understand what a percentile is?

50th is average (ie the most normal person)

Everything above 50 is better than average (ie he would be in the upper part of the population for that)

Conversely everything below is the lower end of the scale.

The bit at the bottom says that he scores like an autistic person but they can't diagnose, so it's just the opinion of that part of the assessment process that he is.

shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 20:18:09

I just dont understand the percentile bit cause it said percentile is the ranked position out of 100 this individual scored in e,g the 5th percentile means that the person has scored in the bottom 5% of scores for that individual age. the higher the percentile score in this test, the larger the percentage of the autistic population that exhibit similar behaviour, so if he scored 3rd what does that actually mean? does that make sense zzzzzzzzzzzz and thanks for answering.

Toffeelatteplease Wed 20-Apr-16 20:35:43

Scaled score is usually the raw score when "scaled" for age and sometimes other factors. The raw score will be literally what your child scored in that particular category. For your purposes it probably isn't overly meaningful but often independent experts include them to support their conclusions.

Toffeelatteplease Wed 20-Apr-16 20:41:00

Do you have the name of the test. It might help.

Also percentile usually means (and this is just a very rough illustration not exact) eg 20 th percentile, you were to put your child in the same room as 100 other children 20 children would roughly score lower and 80 higher.

shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 20:42:41

It was the Gars 3

zzzzz Wed 20-Apr-16 20:47:45

the higher the percentile score in this test, the larger the percentage of the autistic population that exhibit similar behaviour, so if he scored 3rd what does that actually mean?

If you are correct with this bit

the higher the percentile score in this test, the larger the percentage of the autistic population that exhibit similar behaviour (which I am doubtful about as I haven't heard of a test that gives results like that)

then scoring in the 3rd centile means that in a room full of randomly selected individuals 97 of them would be "more autistic" than him.

Which is a bit confused as people are either autistic or not, it isn't really a sliding scale.

shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 20:50:24

Thanks zzzzzzzzzzzz sorry am having a really thick day.

Toffeelatteplease Wed 20-Apr-16 20:55:35

If you Google gars3 autism interpretation here the first result is a very informative powerpoint presentation. I think you want page 13 grin

Not sure what bit it is you need help on.....

Toffeelatteplease Wed 20-Apr-16 21:02:43

Zzzzz is correct that is exactly what the test is about.

It is comparing your child's behaviours with a sample of individuals with autism and seeing how many matched.

So in a room of 100, 2 would show similar behaviour to your child for the 2nd percentile.

The thing to remember is that different segments may we be weighted differently and even a 2nd percentile is still saying showing behaviours that matched individuals with autism.

shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 21:11:07

Thanks Toffeelatteplease, that is reassuring at least it did say (The results show ** has an overal autism index score of 71 just placing him in the very likely range in terms of probability of him having Asd according to the DSM-V criteria please note this is not a diagnosis........................................) and i guess thats the most important thing, i just want help for him and to be able to help him properly xxxxxx

Toffeelatteplease Wed 20-Apr-16 21:28:20

Me too. I think that is probably the most useful element of those scores. It's as close as you will get to a diagnosis without actually being a diagnosis

shazzarooney99 Wed 20-Apr-16 21:34:02

Thanks you Toffeelatteplease and thank you zzzzzzzzz xxx

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