Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
The Quirky Kid clinic includes leading Educational and Developmental Psychologists and Psychologists that are experienced in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
A revision of the ADOS, the ADOS-2, is an observational assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. It presents various activities that elicit behaviours directly related to a diagnosis of ASD. By observing and coding these behaviours, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement. Clinicians must be trained ADOS-2 administrators as this is the most reliable diagnostic tool currently recognized by international Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experts.
The ADOS-2 consists of four modules and a toddler module. Each module contains a series of activities designed for use with children or adults at a particular developmental and language level, ranging from no expressive or receptive language to verbally fluent adults. Only one module is administered to an individual at any given point in time.
Please contact us via email or call us on 02 9362 9297 to schedule an assessment.