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Social Orienting Continuum and Response Scale

The Social Orienting Continuum and Response Scale (SOC-RS) is a tool which measures social orienting behaviours.

The measure uses the standard assessment procedure of the ADOS as a source of behavioural data.

Five behaviours are scored for frequency: These are social referencing, response to joint attention, initiation of joint attention, orienting to name, and social smiling. The SOC-RS scoring system takes into account the number of opportunities to produce a behaviour, not just the behaviour frequency alone. For example, a child can only 'orient to name' when someone calls his or her name.

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