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ADOS-2 Research Reliability Training, December 2019

Date: December 04, 2019 to December 06, 2019

Time: 8:00AM to 5:00PM

Location: Suite 4200 Village at Vanderbilt, TRIAD Research and Education, Nashville, TN 37212

Wednesday December 4, 2019
Thursday December 5, 2019
Friday December 6, 2019

Rachel Hundley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Zachary Warren, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Special Education, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Drs. Hundley and Warren 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 Medical Center. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vanderbilt University Medical Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Vanderbilt University Medical Center 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 Medical Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, is an ADOS trainer for Western Psychological Services.

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This course is offered for 1.85 ASHA CEU’s (intermediate level; professional area)

Learning objectives:

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"


Wednesday, December 4

8:00–8:30: Registration/Breakfast
8:30-10:00: Introduction of Toddler Module and video review
10:00–10:30: Break
10:30-12:00: Small group practice
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Small group Administration/Scoring of Toddler Module to child with ASD
2:30-4:00: Discussion of codes

Thursday, December 5

8:00-8:30: Check-in/Breakfast
8:30–10:00: Large group discussion of questions from Toddler Module/Video Review of Modules 1-2
10:00–10:30: Break
10:30-12:00: Small Group Practice of Modules 1-2
12:00–1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Small group administration/Scoring of Module 1-2 to child with ASD
2:30-4:00: Discussion of codes

Friday, December 6

8:00-8:30: Check-in/Breakfast
8:30-10:00: Large group discussion of questions from Modules 1-2/ Video Review of Modules 3-4
10:00-10:30: Break
10:30-12:00: Small Group Practice of Modules 3-4
12:00-1:00: Lunch
1:00-2:30: Small group administration/Scoring of Module 3-4 to child with ASD
2:30-3:30: Discussion of codes
3:30-4:00: Break
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 amy.r.swanson@vumc.org or (615) 322-6533.

For accessibility information or to request an accommodation

Contact kc@vumc.org or 615-322-8240 for disability access information; 2 weeks advance notice is recommended for some accommodations (e.g., Braille, signing).