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ADOS-2 Training for the Clinical Setting

ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, play/imaginative use of materials and restricted and repetitive behaviours for individuals who have been referred because of possible autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Fundamentally new to the ADOS-2 than ADOS-G are the procedures involved in the algorithm computation and the Comparison Score for Module 1 through 3 which were revised on the basis of the findings of recent validation research. The new Comparison Score provides a way of indicating a participant’s level of autism spectrum related symptomatology and it can also be used to interpret an individual’s own change in autism spectrum related symptoms over time. ADOS-2 also includes a Toddler Module, which is designed for very young children who do not use phrase speech but who are between the ages of 12 and 30 months. The Toddler Module has its own algorithms that provide “ranges of concern” instead of cutoff scores. A variety of specialists will use the ADOS-2, their use of results in writing reports and making recommendations to inform medical diagnoses, special education classification and occupational therapists and speech and hearing professionals might use for treatment planning.

Training in the ADOS-2 is now available for use in the clinical setting through the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin. The training is aimed at professionals with a mental health background who have some familiarity with the tool and it focused on teaching correct administration of the instrument. This training will take place over two full days. It is highly recommended that attendees should be familiar with the ADOS-2 kit. Kits are available for purchase directly from Western Psychological Services - or through ETC Leeson Park.

Venue: Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St. James’ Hospital, Dublin 8          
Date: 19th and 20th of March 2020 (Thursday and Friday)
Times: 9.30 am sharp – 5 pm
Price: € 475

Proceeds from the course will be donated to the Autism Genetics Research Programme in Trinity College

ADOS-2 Training for the Clinical Setting has been approved for CDP credits by the College of Psychiatry of Ireland

For those interested in attending the training, please submit an online application

Alternatively, please complete the application form (MsWord 39 kB) and email it back to

Enquiries to Dr. Nadia Bolshakova.
Tel: (01) 896 2144
Fax: (01) 896 3405