December 5-7, 2018
Rachel Hundley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Katherine Gotham, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Drs. Hundley and Gotham are certified ADOS trainers.
The ADOS-2 is the standard instrument for assessing autism spectrum disorders (ASD) across age, developmental level, and language skills. The course provides a necessary step in training for people who plan to use the ADOS-2 in research. It is also appropriate for clinicians who wish to achieve reliability with others using the measure.
This advanced level workshop involves intensive instruction on the psychometrics of the instrument, working in small groups on administering and scoring the ADOS, and discussion and question/answer about specific administration and coding issues. Participants will receive coaching of their own administration as well as additional practice with scoring. Following the course, participants must demonstrate understanding of correct administration and coding. This is achieved through scoring of additional videos that will be provided to you and through submitting two post-course video recordings of yourself administering different ADOS modules and respective scored protocols within three months of your training.
Target audience: Psychologists, pediatricians, behavioral specialists, speech-language pathologists, and research assistants will be accepted for the training. Other individuals who regularly assess children with ASD or developmental disabilities are encouraged to apply and their application will be reviewed.
Fee: $1,500 per person.
Sponsorship statement, faculty disclosure, commercial support and exhibits, CE credits:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for 18.5 CE credits toward the continuing educational of psychologists. No partial credit may be awarded.
This educational activity received no commercial support. All course directors, planners, and speakers have no financial relationships to disclose with the exception of the following: Rachel Hundley, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, is an ADOS trainer for Western Psychological Services.
This course is offered for 1.85 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level; professional area)
a. Select the appropriate module of the ADOS-2 for their patients/research participants with ASD
b. Appropriately administer each of the five modules of the ADOS-2 (Day one covers the toddler module, Day two covers Modules 1-2, Day three covers Modules 3-4)
c. Demonstrate understanding of ADOS-2 coding conventions
d. Calculate all ADOS-2 algorithm scores, including risk ranges, clinical classifications, and calibrated severity score
e. Understand the two remaining steps to achieving "research reliability"
Monday, December 5
8:30-10:00: Introduction of Toddler Module and video review
10:30-12:00: Small group practice
1:00-2:30: Small group Administration/Scoring of Toddler Module to child with ASD
2:30-4:00: Discussion of codes
Tuesday, December 6
8:30–10:00: Large group discussion of questions from Toddler Module/Video Review of Modules 1-2
10:30-12:00: Small Group Practice of Modules 1-2
1:00-2:30: Small group administration/Scoring of Module 1-2 to child with ASD
2:30-4:00: Discussion of codes
Wednesday, December 7
8:30-10:00: Large group discussion of questions from Modules 1-2/ Video Review of Modules 3-4
10:30-12:00: Small Group Practice of Modules 3-4
1:00-2:30: Small group administration/Scoring of Module 3-4 to child with ASD
2:30-3:30: Discussion of codes
4:00-5:00: Discussion and wrap-up
To Apply for Registration:
All prospective registrants must apply for consideration.
Click the link at the top of this page to complete an online application.
For more information, contact Amy Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (615) 322-6533.