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Autism ADOS 2 and ADI-R Training

ADOS 2 and ADI-R are recognised assessment tools for accurately diagnosing the presence of an Autistic Spectrum Condition in a child, adolescent or adult.
 
We provide ADOS 2 and ADI-R training at our Training Academy and we are able to promote the additional places to external clinicians and therapists.  Our trainers offer 5 days of training to ‘reliability’ level on the ADOS 2 and 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 either use the ADOS 2 or 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.

The ADOS 2 training is split into 2 sections, one of 2 days and a second of 3 days at a later date.  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.
 
The Training is led by Tiago Pinto (Our Head of Therapeutic Services and Clinical Psychologist) who is 
recognised as International trainer for both ADOS-2 and ADI-R and qualified to train professionals to use the diagnostic tools. Tiago has many years' experience using the tools and working with children and adults living with Autism. 

ADOS 2 - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

The ADOS 2 assessment is a behavioural assessment which involves the social interaction between the assessor and the individual.  It consists of a series of table top tasks that takes between 30 and 60 minutes.  The assessor observes and identifies segments of the individual’s behaviour and assigns these to predetermined observational categories.  Categorized observations are subsequently combined to produce quantitative scores for analysis.  Research-determined cut-offs identify the potential diagnosis of autism or related autism spectrum disorders.

ADOS 2 Training and course materials cost £875.

The next ADOS course will take place on the 15th and 16th May 2017, continuing on the 28th, 29th and 30th June 2017.

ADOS 2 Training is conducted at:
The Training Academy
The Lane
Wyboston 
Bedfordshire 
MK44 3AS

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).

For more information, contact us now

ADI-R = Autism Diagnostic Interview

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:
  • Language/Communication
  • 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. 

ADI-R Training and course materials cost £675.

The next ADI-R course will take place on the 13th, 14th and 15th June 2017.

ADI-R Training is conducted at:
The Training Academy
The Lane
Wyboston 
Bedfordshire 
MK44 3AS
 
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).

For more information, contact us now

ADOS and ADIR recommendations

Glynis Murphy - Very useful - Very good - Have had to concentrate hard but that is good

Amy Nash - Recap but still interesting

Pratik Dhage - Helped understanding of administering ADOS 2 - Training well organised in 5 days scheduled - I am now qualified to use ADOS 2

Cathi McKessy - Excellent presentation - Enhanced knowledge and understanding

Michelle Lucas - Knowledgeable trainer