Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule- 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) Introductory/Clinical Workshop
Please NoteThis two-day workshop will be presented via Zoom. All participants are required to have their own copies of ADOS-2 protocols (Modules 1-4) during the training in order to score the ADOS-2 while watching videos of administration and participate in scoring discussions. These protocols can be purchased via Western Psychological Services. Participants may find it useful to bring an ADOS-2 manual to the training as a reference (not essential).
ADOS-2 is a gold standard diagnostic tool used to help assess Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ADOS-2 is a widely used and well validated direct observation tool used in the diagnostic assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The administration of the four modules of the ADOS-2 will be outlined. (Note: Toddler module not included.) Video demonstrations of some of the modules will be shown and used in order to discuss scoring criteria in detail.
The ADOS-2 requires clinical experience with ASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, as well as previous training and experience in assessment. It is recommended that attendees undertake as many practice opportunities with the ADOS-2 as possible after attending the workshop in order to use the ADOS-2 reliably for clinical or other purposes.
Goals and Objectives
• To develop familiarity with the ADOS-2 as a diagnostic tool.
• To learn about the standardized administration of the ADOS-2.
• To practice scoring the ADOS-2 based on video demonstration.
• To learn about the interpretation and reporting of ADOS-2 results.
Who Should Attend
This workshop is designed for professionals such as school/clinical psychologists, speech language pathologists, or others who are involved in the diagnostic assessment of children or adults who may have an autism spectrum disorder. (This program will not provide advanced training for those interested in using the instrument for research purposes.)
Dates & Time
• Date: October 5 and 6, 2021 (This is a 2 day workshop presented via zoom)
• Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (EDT) please plan to log on and enter the waiting room at 8:45 a.m. in order to allow time for any technical troubleshooting.
A complete schedule can be found in the "Schedule" tab below.
The registration fee for this workshop is $400.00 USD, which includes downloadable handouts. Payment is by credit card or purchase order only. A limited number of slots are available, so participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis. See registration tab below for more information and registration link.
I thought this training was excellent, and I'm not one to love training/professional development in general. The material was so practical and applicable.ADOS-2 Training participant, May 2021
Somer Bishop is a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Bishop’s research and clinical interests focus on the assessment of social-communication and restricted and repetitive behaviors characteristic of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), and how these symptom dimensions are affected by individual and contextual factors across the lifespan.
At UCSF, Dr. Bishop’s lab is focused on identifying and refining dimensional measures of ASD-related behavior that can be used to delineate phenotypic and etiologic similarities and differences between ASD and other developmental disorders, taking into account individual factors such as age, sex, IQ, and language level. She is interested in developing trans-diagnostic tools that can be used in both clinical and research settings to assess profiles of social-communicative and other behavioral strengths and challenges across development in varied clinical populations (e.g., ASD, intellectual disability, ADHD). Her work has been funded by NICHD, HRSA, DoD, and the Autism Science Foundation. She has co-authored more than 70 peer-reviewed publications and serves on multiple journal editorial boards.
At the UCSF Center for ASDs and NDDs, Dr. Bishop participates in comprehensive, multi-disciplinary assessment and treatment of children and adults with ASD and related disorders. She directs the diagnostic training program, conducting multiple-day trainings on widely used autism diagnostic tools and best diagnostic practices for professionals from all over the world.
ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop Day 1
8:45 am – 9:00 am Enter waiting room and troubleshoot any tech issues
9:00 am – 10:00 am Introduction to ASD and the ADOS-2
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:15 am Modules 3 and 4 Tasks and Administration Tips
11:15 am – 11:30am Break
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Video of Module 3
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Independent Scoring
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Review Administration and Scoring
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Review and Discussion of Modules 3 and 4
ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Workshop Day 2
8:45 am – 9:00 am Enter waiting room and troubleshoot any tech issues
9:00 am – 11:00 am Introduction to Modules 1 and 2
11:00 am – 11:15 am Break
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Video of Module 1 or 2
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Independent Scoring
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm – 2:45 pm Review Administration and Scoring
2:45 pm – 3:00 pm Break
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Review and Discussion of Modules 1 and 2; Research review of ADOS-2; Appropriate use and interpretation of ADOS-2.
The registration fee for this workshop is $400.00 USD, which includes downloadable handouts. Payment is by credit card or purchase order only. A limited number of slots are available, so participation is based on a first-come, first-served basis. Payment by credit card or purchase order only. You will receive an email acknowledgement of payment—that email is your confirmation and receipt. Please keep it for your records and reimbursement purposes. A zoom link for the workshop will be included in this email confirmation.
All registrations are final. No money will be refunded.
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Certificates of Attendance for 11.75 instructional hours will be available for freeand distributed after completion of both sessions. This certifiicate can be used for:
• Professional Growth Plan points.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Continuing Education credits for Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants licensing requirements.
• Indiana Professional Licensing Agency Category 1 Continuing Education for Social Workers (LSW), Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Addiction Counselors (LAC), Marriage & Family Therapists (LMFT), Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), and Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC) licensing requirements.
• Type II BCBA Credits will also be available at no cost by emailing Dr. Cathy Pratt at email@example.com
The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is committed to providing equal access to this event for all participants. If you have questions about accessibility, or have a request for alternative formats or other accommodations, please contact Julia Deaton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 812-855-6508 with your request at least four weeks in advance of the event. The deadline for accommodations request for this workshop is April 15th, 2021.
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