Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition [ADOS 2]
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For: Allows you to accurately assess and diagnose autism spectrum disorders across age, developmental level, and language skills.

Reading Level: 12 months through adulthood

Format: Paper & pencil

Length: 40–60 minutes

Scoring: Handscored; or Computer Software Scoring

Kits
W-605 ADOS-2 Hand Scored Kit - $2,750.00
Includes ADOS-2 Manual, 50 Protocol Booklets (10 per module), Test Materials (100+ stimulus items), all in a large durable plastic container with handles and wheels. Released July 2012.
W-605S ADOS-2 Software Kit - $2,860.00
Includes ADOS-2 Manual, 50 Protocol Booklets (10 per module), Test Materials (100+ stimulus items) all in a large durable plastic container with handles and wheels, plus ADOS-2 Unlimited-use computer scoring CD. Released July 2012.
W-606 ADOS-2 Hand Scored Upgrade Package (ADOS to ADOS-2 kit) - $660.00
Upgrade your original ADOS Hand Scored Kit to ADOS-2 with an Upgrade Package. Includes ADOS-2 Manual, 50 Protocol Booklets (10 for each Module), Additional Toddler Stimulus Items (15 items that when added to your existing ADOS Kit allow for Toddler Module Administration). Upgrade packages cannot be used by themselves. You must own ADOS Test Materials for Modules 1-4 if you are purchasing an upgrade package. Released July 2012.
W-606S ADOS-2 Software Upgrade Package (ADOS to ADOS-2 kit incl software) - $825.00
Upgrade your original ADOS Hand Scored Kit to ADOS-2 with software with an Upgrade Package. Includes ADOS-2 Manual, 50 Protocol Booklets (10 for each Module), Additional Toddler Stimulus Items (15 items that when added to your existing ADOS Kit allow for Toddler Module Administration). Also included is the ADOS-2 Unlimited-use Scoring CD. Upgrade packages cannot be used by themselves. You must own ADOS Test Materials for Modules 1-4 if you are purchasing an upgrade package. Released July 2012.
Hand Scoring Materials
W-605A ADOS-2 Protocol Booklet - Toddler Module (10) - $93.50
Pack of 10 booklets for Toddler Module. Released July 2012.
W-605B ADOS-2 Protocol Booklet - Module 1 (10) - $93.50
Pack of 10 booklets for Module 1. Released July 2012.
W-605C ADOS-2 Protocol Booklet - Module 2 (10) - $93.50
Pack of 10 booklets for Module 2. Released July 2012.
W-605D ADOS-2 Protocol Booklet - Module 3 (10) - $93.50
Pack of 10 booklets for Module 3. Released July 2012.
W-605E ADOS-2 Protocol Booklet - Module 4 (10) - $66.00
Pack of 10 booklets for Module 4. Released July 2012.
W-605M ADOS-2 Manual - $132.00
Released July 2012.
Computer Scoring Materials
W-605U ADOS-2 Unlimited-Use Scoring CD - $330.00
Unlimited-use. For PC with Windows 7, Vista or XP. For use with all 5 Modules in ADOS-2. Released July 2012.
Test Materials
W-605CV ADOS-2 Training DVD Guidebook - $132.00
For use with the ADOS-2 DVD Training Package and the ADOS-2 DVD Training Upgrade Package. Includes CD with printable PDFs of all Traiing Protocol Booklets. Released July 2012.
W-605DVDP ADOS-2 DVD Training Package, PAL Format - $1,375.00
Complete training on all five ADOS-2 Modules. Includes training program DVDs, Training Guidebook, and CD with printable PDFs of all training protocol booklets. PAL Format suitable for use outside of USA/Canada. Released July 2012.
W-606DVDP ADOS-2 DVD Training Upgrade Package, PAL Format (ADOS to ADOS-2) - $385.00
Upgrade your original ADOS Training DVD Package to ADOS-2 with this upgrade package. Training is on the ADOS-2 new 'Toddler' Module. Includes Toddler training program DVD, Training Guidebook (for all Modules), and CD with printable PDFs of all training protocol booklets. PAL Format suitable for use outside of USA/Canada. Released July 2012.
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Authors

Catherine Lord, PhD; Michael Rutter, MD. et al.

Description

This revision improves an instrument already viewed as the "gold standard" for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). With updated protocols, revised algorithms, a new Comparison Score, and a Toddler Module, the ADOS-2 provides a highly accurate picture of current symptoms, unaffected by language. It can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having ASD-from 1-year-olds with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent. 

Like its predecessor, the ADOS-2 is a semistructured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviors. By observing and coding these behaviors, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, intervention, treatment planning, and educational placement.

Features

The ADOS-2 includes five modules, each requiring just 40 to 60 minutes to administer. The individual being evaluated is given only one module, selected on the basis of his or her expressive language level and chronological age. 

  • Toddler Module-for children between 12 and 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech
  • Module 1-for children 31 months and older who do not consistently use phrase speech
  • Module 2-for children of any age who use phrase speech but are not verbally fluent
  • Module 3-for verbally fluent children and young adolescents
  • Module 4-for verbally fluent older adolescents and adults

Each module engages the examinee in a series of activities involving interactive stimulus materials (all included in the ADOS-2 Kit). 

Standardized Administration, Coding, and Scoring

Each ADOS-2 module has its own Protocol Booklet, which structures the administration and guides you through coding and scoring. As you administer activities, you observe the examinee and take notes. Immediately afterward, you code the behaviors observed. Then you use the algorithm form for scoring.

In Modules 1 through 4, algorithm scores are compared with cutoff scores to yield one of three classifications: autism, autism spectrum, or non-spectrum. The difference between autism and autism spectrum classifications is one of severity, with the former indicating more pronounced symptoms. In the Toddler Module, algorithms yield "ranges of concern" rather than classification scores.  

Improved Protocol Booklets, Revised Algorithms, and a New Comparison Score

Administration and coding procedures for the ADOS-2 are functionally identical to those for the ADOS. Modules 1 through 4 retain the same basic activities and codes, though some codes have been expanded and several new codes have been added. Protocol Booklets for these modules have been significantly improved-they now provide clearer, more explicit administration and coding instructions.

Algorithms for Modules 1 through 3 have been revised to achieve more accurate and useful results and to provide a more uniform basis for comparing results across the three modules used with children and young adolescents. 

A new Comparison Score for Modules 1 through 3 allows you to look at a child's overall level of autism spectrum-related symptoms in relation to those of children diagnosed with ASD who are the same age and have similar language skills. This score also makes it easier to monitor an individual's symptoms over time. 

The New Toddler Module

The Toddler Module is designed specifically for children between 12 and 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech. Observations are coded immediately following administration, and the codes are converted to algorithm scores. Toddler Module algorithms provide "ranges of concern" rather than cutoff scores. These ranges help you form clinical impressions, but they avoid formal classification-which may not be appropriate at such a young age. The Toddler Module quantifies risk for ASD and provides guidance if continued monitoring is needed.

The Most Accurate Picture of Current ASD Symptoms

With improved algorithms, the ADOS-2 demonstrates strong predictive validity. It gives you a highly accurate picture of current ASD-related symptoms, based on real-time observations. Physicians, clinical psychologists, school psychologists, speech-language pathologists, and occupational therapists can use ADOS-2 results to inform diagnosis, intervention, educational placement, and treatment planning. Because it can be used with a wide range of children and adults, the ADOS-2 is an essential addition to any hospital, clinic, or school that serves individuals with developmental disorders.

System Requirements 

Unlimited use software. Compatible with Windows 7, Vista, or XP. For use with all 5 Modules

 

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