5th - 8th June 2017 Birmingham, UK
The course takes 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.
Delegate fee for the course £850.00 + VAT
Post - course Reliability Component + £150.00 + VAT
NB delegates will need to arrange their own accommodation
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.
The course takes 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.
Professionals who wish to use the ADOS-2 as part of clinical practice or a research project should attend the course. Clinicians attending ADOS-2 courses have included paediatricians, psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and educational psychologists, speech & language therapists and health visitors. Although in clinical practice it is usually a medical doctor or clinical psychologist who officially gives the diagnosis, the diagnostic process often involves professionals working in a multi-disciplinary team, and members of any of these professions (and others) may be involved in administering the ADOS assessment.
Anyone who is interested in learning the Toddler Module, either because they are working in a clinical service that routinely assesses children below the age of 30 months, or because they are a researcher working on a project involving participants of this age, can attend an additional day following the 4-day course. Please let us know if you wish to attend this additional day.
“‘The training was excellent, having a mix of trainers from different professional backgrounds made the training really interesting. I would highly recommend the Toddler module for people working with pre-school children. Following the training in March 2015 we have introduced the ADOS-2 into our multidisciplinary assessment sessions’” Bridget Hughes, Acting Service Lead for CDCs, Birmingham