ADI-R Autism Diagnosis Training
17 January 2012
ADOS and ADI-R are recognised assessment tools for accurately diagnosing the presence of an Autistic Spectrum Condition in a child, adolescent or adult.
Brookdale Care has scheduled Dr Fiona Scott to provide ADI-R training at our Training Academy and we are able to promote the additional places to external clinicians and therapists. The trainer offers 3 days of training to 'reliability' level on the ADI-R. The reliability level allows trainees, on completion of the course and submission and passing of post-course work, to use ADI-R in research or train those who work on site in their clinical or research teams to use the instrument.
The focus of the course is on understanding of the coding concepts, appreciation of the limitations and advantages of the instrument, opportunity to thoroughly discuss how to apply and interpret the instrument in different situations, and across ages and clinical groups.
ADI-R Training takes place over 3 consecutive days. Training courses include hands-on practice with volunteer children, adolescents or adults with existing diagnoses, video codings, and role-play sessions.
ADI-R = Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised
The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a structured interview conducted with the parents of individuals who have been referred for the evaluation of possible autism or autism spectrum disorders. The ADI-R takes between 2 and 3 hours to complete, again it is very helpful if this interview is video recorded. The interview covers the referred individual’s full developmental history.
The ADI-R interview covers 93 questions, spanning the three main behavioural areas:
- Reciprocal Social Interactions
- Restricted, Repetitive and Stereotyped Behaviours and Interests
Following highly standardised procedures, the interviewer records and codes the informant's responses. Interview questions cover eight content areas:
- The subject's background, including family, education, previous diagnoses and medications
- Overview of the subject's behaviour
- Early development and developmental milestones
- Language acquisition and loss of language or other skills
- Current functioning in regard to language and communication
- Social development and play
- Interests and behaviours
- Clinically relevant behaviours, such as aggression, self-injury and possible epileptic features.
Who is providing the training:
Dr Fiona Scott, Consultant Chartered Psychologist is an Accredited International ADOS trainer and runs Spectrum Specialist Consultancy. Dr Scott also works at the Autism Research Centre at Cambridge University and has over 17 years experience working with individuals across the autistic spectrum.
ADI-R Training 1 = 8th / 9th / 10th May 2012
ADI-R Training 2 = 26th/ 27th/ 28th November 2012
ADI-R Training is being conducted at:
The Training Academy
Wyboston is conveniently located just off the A1(M) near St Neots and can be easily accessed from London via St Neots train station (10 minute taxi ride).
Why are we hosting the ADI-R training?
Brookdale Care is a provider of hospital, residential and supported living accommodation for adults across the autistic spectrum. To support our clinicians and therapeutic team to continue their professional development and personal learning the Training Academy has booked this course for 10 of our consultants to attend. We are therefore able to offer 6 places to external clinicans at a reduced rate.
What do I get at the end of the course?
The reliability level allows trainees to, on completion of the course and submission and passing of post-course work, to either use the ADI-R in research or to train those who work on site in their clinical or research teams to use the instrument.
Following course completion all attendees get certification from University of Cambridge stating that they have attended an official training course and are qualified to use the ADI-R in clinical practice.
How much does it cost?
ADI-R Training and course materials cost £650 (inc VAT).
How do I request a space?
Please contact Karen Reade on email@example.com or call on 01480 470047 (ext 1) for more information or to request a space.