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Introductory Clinical Training Workshop for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)

Jul 07, 2017 09:00am -
Jul 08, 2017 05:00pm

Event Description

Introductory Clinical Training Workshop for the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Ed. (ADOS-2)

Friday & Saturday, July 7-8, 2017 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

at William James College, Newton, MA

The ADOS-2 is used to assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across a wide range of ages, developmental levels, and language abilities. The second edition provides revised algorithms, new comparison scores for Modules 1-3, updated protocols with clarified administration and coding instructions, and a new Toddler Module for young children. The ADOS-2 Clinical Training Workshop offers a lecture format and live demonstrations to review the basic principles of administering and scoring ADOS-2 Modules 1 through 4. This workshop is an essential step toward competence in using the ADOS-2 in everyday clinical practice or for research purposes.

Learning objectives:

  1. Identify the key features of the ADOS-2 approach, including the rationale for the approach and how it enhances autism assessment

  2. Describe use of the ADOS-2 for operationalizing diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders

  3. Explain how to select the most appropriate ADOS-2 module

  4. Identify administration procedures for the ADOS-2

  5. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to apply ADOS-2 codes

  6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of how to score ADOS-2 algorithms

  7. Identify the psychometric support for the ADOS-2

  8. Explain issues in the clinical application of ADOS-2 results

ADOS-2 | 13 CE Credits | $450 (includes lunch on Saturday)

Additional information for CE registrants.


Advanced preparation is highly recommended for participants to take full advantage of the workshop training.

Participants can attend prior training sessions at William James College on both Module 1 and Module 3, at which they will view a video of an ADOS-2 administration and review the scoring codes.


Participants will be contacted by email with further information about these sessions.

  • Thursday, June 22: Module 1, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.; Module 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Monday, June 26: Module 1, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.; Module 3, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 27: Module 3, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.; Module 1, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Participants are also advised to read the ADOS-2 Manual in advance.

Manuals will be on reserve at the William James College library as of May 2017 and available to workshop participants for on-site review.

Rhiannon Luyster, PhD, is a developmental psychologist who studies social communication and language in young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). She is interested in identifying early features of ASD using standardized behavioral measures as well as exploratory methods like infra-red eye tracking and electrophysiology. Her research, which has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation and the Organization for Autism Research, focuses on diagnostic assessment, language and nonverbal communication in toddlers with ASD, and patterns of early development. Dr. Luyster has published her work in several peer-reviewed journals, including Developmental Psychology, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research, and Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Event Type:Continuing Education Program
Category:Assessment & Testing
Early registration ends on Mar 01, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Mar 02, 2017 and ends on Jun 22, 2017.
Late registration starts on Jun 23, 2017.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
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 Introductory Clinical Training Workshop for the ADOS-2
Member Fee: $450.00$450.00$450.00
Non-Member Fee: $450.00$450.00$450.00

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