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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition (ADOS-2) 2014 Workshops

ADOS-2 Introductory / Clinical Training (Modules 1-4)

October 6th – 7th , 2014
Fee: $ 500

This is an introductory workshop with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in autism spectrum disorders and formal testing such as speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, and occupational therapists. This workshop serves as a pre-requisite for more thorough training required to obtain research reliability needed to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes.
Application: ADOS-2 Introductory Workshop

ADOS-2 Toddler Module Introductory / Clinical Training

October 8th, 2014
Fee: $ 250

This is an introductory workshop with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior background in autism spectrum disorders and formal testing, such as speech- language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, and occupational therapists. All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1 - 4 of the ADOS / ADOS-2 (e.g. attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 clinical and/or research workshop).
Application: ADOS-2 Toddler Module Introductory Workshop

ADOS-2 Advanced / Research Training

October 9th – 10th, 2014
Fee: $ 2500

This fee includes post course reliability scoring. Post course DVD recordings of yourself administering different ADOS-2 modules and respective scored protocols must be submitted within three months of advanced/research training date. Prerequisites: ADOS or ADOS-2 Clinical training completed in person.

If you want to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes, you must establish reliability on the measure. The process involves first attending an ADOS-2 Training for Clinicians and then attending an ADOS-2 Research Training. This training is two and a half days and involves more intensive instruction on the psychometrics of the instrument, working in small groups on administering and scoring the ADOS-2, and discussion and question/answer about specific administration and coding issues.

Prior to attending training, you will need to have access to an ADOS-2 manual and kit. ADOS-2 kits, manuals and protocols are available through Western Psychological Services at 1-800-648-8857 or at www.wpspublish.com.
You will also need to make two DVD recordings of yourself administering two different ADOS-2 modules (1 must be either a Toddler, 1 or 2 and the other must be a 3 or 4), to bring with you to the training workshop so we may review them and provide you with feedback summaries. This pre-course step applies toward achieving reliability and in turn, also prepares you for your post course reliability tape submissions.
After the workshop, you will be provided with DVD administrations of the ADOS-2 and scored protocols to view and score for reliability. You will then send two post course DVD recordings of yourself administering different ADOS-2 modules (1 DVD must be either a Toddler, 1 or 2 and the other must be a 3 or 4) and respective scored protocols within three months of your training.