Screening Tools Child About Us About Us Guiding Principles Board & Advisors Board & Advisors Annual Reports & Financial Statements Partnerships Join the team Disclaimer / Privacy Menu About Us About Us Guiding Principles Board & Advisors Board & Advisors Annual Reports & Financial Statements Partnerships Join the team Disclaimer / Privacy The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test (CAST) Age 3 - 11How to fill out the questionnaire Please read the following questions carefully, and select the appropriate answer. YesNo1Does s/he join in playing games with other children easily?2Does s/he come up to you spontaneously for a chat? 3Was s/he speaking by 2 years old?4Does s/he enjoy sports?5Is it important to him/her to fit in with the peer group?6Does s/he appear to notice unusual details that others miss?7Does s/he tend to take things literally?8When s/he was 3 years old, did s/he spend a lot of time pretending (e.g., play-acting being a superhero, or holding teddy’s tea parties)? 9Does s/he like to do things over and over again,in the same way all the time?10Does s/he find it easy to interact with other children?11Can s/he keep a two-way conversation going?12Can s/he read appropriately for his/her age?13Does s/he mostly have the same interests as his/her peers? 14Does s/he have an interest which takes up so much time that s/he does little else? 15Does s/he have friends, rather than just acquaintances?16Does s/he often bring you things s/he is interested in to show you?17Does s/he enjoy joking around? 18Does s/he have difficulty understanding the rules for polite behaviour?19Does s/he appear to have an unusual memory for details?20Is his/her voice unusual (e.g., overly adult, flat, or very monotonous)?21Are people important to him/her?22Can s/he dress him/herself?23Is s/he good at turn-taking in conversation?24Does s/he play imaginatively with other children, and engage in role-play? 25Does s/he often do or say things that are tactless or socially inappropriate? 26Can s/he count to 50 without leaving out any numbers? 27Does s/he make normal eye-contact? 28Does s/he have any unusual and repetitive movements?29Is his/her social behaviour very one-sided and always on his/her own terms?30Does s/he sometimes say “you” or “s/he” when s/he means “I”?31Does s/he prefer imaginative activities such as play-acting or story-telling, rather than numbers or lists of facts?32Does s/he sometimes lose the listener because of not explaining what s/he is talking about?33Can s/he ride a bicycle (even if with stabilisers)?34Does s/he try to impose routines on him/herself, or on others, in such a way that it causes problems? 35Does s/he care how s/he is perceived by the rest of the group? 36Does s/he often turn conversations to his/her favourite subject rather than following what the other person wants to talk about?37Does s/he have odd or unusual phrases?