The NEW ADOS-2 is available!
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2 – ADOS 2
Available Mid July 2012! – Pre-Order now!
20% off until the end of June!
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This revision improves an instrument already viewed as “the gold standard” for observational assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With updated protocols, revised algorithms, a new Comparison Score, and a Toddler Module, the ADOS-2 provides a highly accurate picture of current symptoms, unaffected by language. It can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD, from 1-year-olds with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent.
Like its predecessor, the ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, restricted and repetitive behaviours. It presents various activities that elicit behaviours directly related to a diagnosis of ASD. By observing and coding these behaviours, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning and educational placement.
The New Toddler Module
The Toddler Module is designed specifically for children between 12 and 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech. Existing ADOS-2 components have been revised, and new components added, to more accurately identify toddlers at risk for ASD.
The Toddler Module engages the child with loosely structured activities involving highly motivating materials. The goal, again, is to see if the child demonstrates behaviours associated with ASD. As in Modules 1 through 4, observations are coded immediately following administration, and the codes are converted to algorithm scores. However, Toddler Module algorithms provide “ranges of concern” rather than cut-off scores. These ranges help you form clinical impressions, but they avoid formal classification which may not be appropriate at such a young age. The Toddler Module quantifies risk for ASD and identifies the need for continued monitoring.
For futher information on the ADOS-2 and how to order, please visit http://psych.acer.edu.au/ or contact our Customer Service staff on 1800 338 402 (toll free).