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ERIC Number: EJ1021221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Test Review: Lord, C., Luyster, R. J., Gotham, K., & Guthrie, W. (2012). "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Manual (Part II): Toddler Module." Torrance, CA: Western Psychological Services, 2012. Lord, C., Rutter, M., DiLavore, P. C., Risi, S., Gotham, K., & Bishop, S. "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition." Torrance, CA: Western Psychological Services, 2012
McCrimmon, Adam; Rostad, Kristin
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v32 n1 p88-92 Feb 2014
This article reviews the "Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition" (ADOS-2; Lord, Luyster, Gotham, & Guthrie, 2012; Lord, Rutter et al., 2012), a newly updated, semistructured, standardized measure of communication, social interaction, play/imagination, and restricted and/or repetitive behaviors published by Western Psychological Services. Used in clinical and research settings, the ADOS-2 is often referred to as the "gold standard" measure of observational assessment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD; Kanne, Randolph, & Farmer, 2008). In particular, reviewed herein is the "Toddler Module," which is designed for children 12 to 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech (i.e., flexible nonechoed, three-word utterances that include a verb). The authors evaluated ADOS-2 in terms of its internal consistency, test-retest reliability, interrater reliability, content and construct validity, and predictive validity. The article rates all these positively, noting that ADOS-2 has several features that support its continued recognition as a "gold standard" assessment measure for ASD. It also finds that the inclusion of the "Toddler Module" allows for administration to a wider client population, thus enhancing the measure's effectiveness as a diagnostic tool. The authors conclude that the ADOS-2 is an effective clinical and research instrument for the ASD population. It remains a primary diagnostic tool for this population and will enhance clinical and research utility.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
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