ADOS2 Administration and Coding Course

7th - 10th June 2021

ADOS-2 is the latest revision of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, and has been adapted to anticipate the changes to the diagnostic definitions of DSM-5 . The ADOS is the most widely used observational assessment in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, for both clinical and research purposes. It is often described as the “Gold Standard” research assessment for autism.

ADOS-2 comprises 4 modules that allow for diagnostic assessment of individuals ranging from children of approximately 30 months of age, through to adults. A new additional module, the Toddler Module, has been designed for the assessment of children between 12 and 30 months of age, although as diagnosis at this age is relatively unreliable, the Toddler Module does not provide diagnostic outcomes.
The ADOS-2 is administered by a trained examiner, who selects the manual appropriate to the individual’s age, and developmental and language level. Using the various materials provided, the assessment takes approximately 35 – 45 minutes, and once specific behavioural items are scored, yields outcomes relating to autism spectrum disorder.

Courses take place over 4 days for Modules 1 to 4. Trainees will become familiar with the administration and coding of each of these modules through watching and coding videos of the ADOS, and through discussion with our highly experienced, expert trainers. Trainees will also have the opportunity to practice various tasks, and explore the materials and toys provided with the ADOS-2 kit.

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