PSYC5522 Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) Training

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides complete training for all modules of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), which is the internationally recognised gold standard schedule for assessing ASD traits. Completion of the unit means that the student is able to reliably administer and code the ADOS for all age groups, and are accreditated to use this instrument. The unit requires (1) extensive pre-workshop reading and practice in administering and coding the ADOS with typically developing children; (2) preparation for, and participation in, an intensive four-day workshop on ADOS administration; and (3) post-workshop practice in administering the ADOS to younger and older children with ASD, completing the coding for these administrations.
Students are able to administer effectively and code reliably all modules of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) ADOS training; (2) ADOS administration and scoring; and (3) ADOS reflection. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Lauren Taylor and Professor Murray Maybery
Unit rules
enrolment in Graduate Certificate in Autism Diagnosis (70230). PSYC5520
PSYC5521 Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contact hours
pre-workshop reading/practice; workshop: 4 days; post-workshop assignment
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