The Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders offers Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2 (ADOS-2) clinical and research trainings, as well as Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) trainings. All trainings will be conducted by Dr. Stephen Kanne, who is an independent trainer for both the ADOS-2 and the ADI-R. The Thompson Center hosts two clinical and one research trainings per year. If you are interested in either of these, or Dr. Kanne traveling to train at your location, please email email@example.com.
ADOS-2 Introductory 2 Day Clinical Training (Modules 1-4)
Dates: January 25th and 26th, 2017 or July 26th and 27th, 2017
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 prerequisite for more thorough training required to obtain research reliability needed to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes.
ADOS-2 Toddler Module Training Day
Date: January 27th, 2017
This is an introductory workshop with instructional methods that include lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions. This workshop is focused on the Toddler module only. *Prerequisite: Attendees must have attended training on modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS-2
NEW!! School Personnel Training Day
Date: July 28th, 2017
This training is for school personnel (e.g., school psychologist) and includes presentations and discussions on school based evaluations, how to incorporate the ADOS-2 into school reports and a didactic discussion of the DSM-5. Additionally, attendees will practice the ADOS-2 tasks on children with the assistance of trainers and receive feedback. *Prerequisite: Attendees must have attended training on modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS-2
ADOS-2 Research Training
Dates: February 15-17th, 2017
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.
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 the Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders two video submissions of yourself administering different ADOS-2 modules and scored protocols. The fee includes two video submissions toward post course reliability, if submitted within six months of research training date. The cost for videos submission after the allotted two is $250/each. Reliability process must be completed one year after your research training date. *Prerequisite: Attendees must have attended training on modules 1 – 4 of the ADOS-2
Registration for Thompson Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders training workshops are now available. To download an application in Microsoft Word for our ADOS-2 training, click here.
Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised, (ADI-R) is a comprehensive parent interview that provides an assessment of individuals suspected of having autism spectrum disorders. For information on upcoming 2 day ADI-R workshops, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the ADI-R please click here.
For more information about ADOS-2 or ADI-R training please contact Kourtney Christopher at 573.882.6140 or email email@example.com.