ADOS-2

The ADOS-2 is a diagnostic tool that’s considered the gold-standard measure for evaluating children who may be on the autism spectrum.

ADOS-2

The ADOS-2 is a diagnostic tool that’s considered the gold-standard measure for evaluating children who may be on the autism spectrum.

What is ADOS-2?

Gold Standard

ADOS-2 is a gold standard diagnostic tool used to help assess Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ADOS-2 delves into the key indicators of Autism, including communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviors.

Play-based

The ADOS-2 assessment is very natural and play-based. It’s not like going to a regular doctor’s office and getting poked and prodded – kids have fun at our centers. A variety of different toys and activities are used during the assessment that make it fun.

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Scoring

Following the assessment, the clinician completes a scoring process, and results are summarized and sent to the doctor for use in diagnostic determination.

What is ADOS-2?

Gold Standard

ADOS-2 is a gold standard diagnostic tool used to help assess Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ADOS-2 delves into the key indicators of Autism, including communication, social interaction, and restricted and repetitive behaviors.

Play-based

The ADOS-2 assessment is very natural and play-based. It’s not like going to a regular doctor’s office and getting poked and prodded – kids have fun at our centers. A variety of different toys and activities are used during the assessment that make it fun.

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Scoring

Following the assessment, the clinician completes a scoring process, and results are summarized and sent to the doctor for use in diagnostic determination.

Our Qualifications

 

Our Assessment Department is led by a team of Licensed Psychologists and Doctorate-level Behavior Analysts who take an active role in ongoing training, oversight, and assessment. Master’s-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts conduct ADOS-2 assessments as part of our assessment team. All clinicians conducting ADOS-2 assessments at our centers go through a rigorous training program to meet high clinical standards. Ongoing training is provided to maintain our clinician’s reliability, and a large percentage of our team has completed advanced, research-level clinical training by certified ADOS-2 trainers.

Our Qualifications

 

Our Assessment Department is led by a team of Licensed Psychologists and Doctorate-level Behavior Analysts who take an active role in ongoing training, oversight, and assessment. Master’s-level Board Certified Behavior Analysts conduct ADOS-2 assessments as part of our assessment team. All clinicians conducting ADOS-2 assessments at our centers go through a rigorous training program to meet high clinical standards. Ongoing training is provided to maintain our clinician’s reliability, and a large percentage of our team has completed advanced, research-level clinical training by certified ADOS-2 trainers.

How is ADOS-2 Conducted?

The ADOS-2 is conducted by one of our knowledgeable clinicians. Depending on the child’s age and how much they’re talking, the parent might join the assessment. Each one of our centers is equipped with all necessary materials and stimuli required to run the assessment with accuracy.

There are 4 different ADOS testing modules.

The clinician will select the appropriate module based on the child’s age and communication level.

Observation period of task completion.

The clinician will work through a series of structured and semi-structured tasks to observe the child’s social interactions, play skills, and communication.

After assessment, scoring begins.

Following the assessment, the clinician completes a scoring process, and results are summarized and sent to the doctor for use in diagnostic determination.

How is ADOS-2 Conducted?

The ADOS-2 is conducted by one of our knowledgeable clinicians. Depending on the child’s age and how much they’re talking, the parent might join the assessment. Each one of our centers is equipped with all necessary materials and stimuli required to run the assessment with accuracy.

There are 4 different ADOS testing modules.

The clinician will select the appropriate module based on the child’s age and communication level.

Observation period of task completion.

The clinician will work through a series of structured and semi-structured tasks to observe the child’s social interactions, play skills, and communication.

After assessment, scoring begins.

Following the assessment, the clinician completes a scoring process, and results are summarized and sent to the doctor for use in diagnostic determination.

Modifications due to Covid-19

We have made necessary modifications to our ADOS-2 assessments during Covid-19. This includes the use of a face mask worn by the examiner as well as safety measures including temperature checks and limiting the number of adults in the assessment room. We have followed guidance from the test publisher and author regarding modifications to standardized administration and in lieu of formal scores, provide a thorough review of behavioral observations in areas assessed.

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Modifications due to Covid-19

We have made necessary modifications to our ADOS-2 assessments during Covid-19. This includes the use of a face mask worn by the examiner as well as safety measures including temperature checks and limiting the number of adults in the assessment room. We have followed guidance from the test publisher and author regarding modifications to standardized administration and in lieu of formal scores, provide a thorough review of behavioral observations in areas assessed.

What to Expect

Action Behavior Centers offer the ADOS-2 assessment to the community free of charge to help pediatricians, neurologists, and developmental specialists determine whether a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is necessary for a child. Here’s what to expect throughout the process:

These are the things that work to help many children overcome the challenges associated with autism:

Contact Us

Call your preferred testing location to learn more about the ADOS assessment and scheduling process.

Screening Tool

Fill out an M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool (children under 3 years of age) or Pre-Assessment Screening (children 3 and older).

Paperwork

Complete ADOS-2 Intake Paperwork prior to scheduled appointment time or arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork at the center.

ADOS Evaluation

The ADOS evaluation will last around 45 minutes to an hour. It’s a natural and play-based assessment.

ABC will fax your child’s ADOS results to your child’s pediatrician, neurologist, or developmental pediatrician to review.

Your child’s physician will review the ADOS-2 summary to determine whether diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder is met.

What to Expect

Action Behavior Centers offer the ADOS-2 assessment to the community free of charge to help pediatricians, neurologists, and developmental specialists determine whether a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is necessary for a child. Here’s what to expect throughout the process:

These are the things that work to help many children overcome the challenges associated with autism:

Contact Us

Call your preferred testing location to learn more about the ADOS assessment and scheduling process.

Screening Tool

Fill out an M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool (children under 3 years of age) or Pre-Assessment Screening (children 3 and older).

Paperwork

Complete ADOS-2 Intake Paperwork prior to scheduled appointment time or arrive 10 minutes early to complete paperwork at the center.

ADOS Evaluation

The ADOS evaluation will last around 45 minutes to an hour. It’s a natural and play-based assessment.

ABC will fax your child’s ADOS results to your child’s pediatrician, neurologist, or developmental pediatrician to review.

Your child’s physician will review the ADOS-2 summary to determine whether diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder is met.