ERIC Number: EJ1179172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
A Comparative Analysis of the ADOS-G and ADOS-2 Algorithms: Preliminary Findings
Dorlack, Taylor P.; Myers, Orrin B.; Kodituwakku, Piyadasa W.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v48 n6 p2078-2089 Jun 2018
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a widely utilized observational assessment tool for diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders. The original ADOS was succeeded by the ADOS-G with noted improvements. More recently, the ADOS-2 was introduced to further increase its diagnostic accuracy. Studies examining the validity of the ADOS have produced mixed findings, and pooled relationship trends between the algorithm versions are yet to be analyzed. The current review seeks to compare the relative merits of the ADOS-G and ADOS-2 algorithms, Modules 1--3. Eight studies met inclusion criteria for the review, and six were selected for paired comparisons of the sensitivity and specificity of the ADOS. Results indicate several contradictory findings, underscoring the importance of further study.
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Diagnostic Tests, Autism, Observation, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Clinical Diagnosis, Accuracy, Scientific Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) (DHHS/NIH)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Grant or Contract Numbers: UL1TR001449