About the Measure

Domains Social and Emotional Competence
Key stages Key Stage 1, Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Subscales This is a unidimensional measure
Description The Social Aptitude Scale (SAS) is a ten item scale that forms part of the Development and Well Being Assessment [9]. The items were chosen to tap skills in social understanding and behaviour that vary substantially in the general population and that are usually markedly under-developed in individuals with ASDs.
Example Other people feel at ease around him/her
Link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin_Batty/publication/23446643_The_Social_Aptitudes_Scale_An_initial_validation/links/54f48d580cf2ba6150635ced.pdf

Implementation details

No. of items 10
Format Likert
Respondent Parent/Teacher
Scoring Standardised
Time 0
Age 5-16
Cost single purchase Free
Cost per child Free

Psychometric details

UK norms Yes
Cronbach's α .88
Test retest Not reported
Inter-rater reliability Not reported
EFA Single-factor so
CFA Not reported
Criterion validity Not reported
Construct validity Not reported
Concurrent validity Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, r= [-.44,.42].
Predictive validity Not reported
Responsiveness Not reported
Floor/Ceiling Not reported
References Liddle, E. B., Batty, M. J., & Goodman, R. (2008). The Social Aptitudes Scale: An initial validation. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44(6), 508–513. doi:10.1007/s00127-008-0456-4