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ADOS-2 Trainings & Professional Development

Dr. Thompson provides trainings for researchers and clinicians on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). She also provides professional development trainings related to assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment for pediatric language, social communication, developmental, and autism spectrum disorders. 

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ADOS-2 Trainings

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) workshops are designed to provide researchers and clinicians who have previous expertise in autism spectrum disorders with the knowledge and skills needed to use the ADOS-2 in clinical and research settings. These trainings are appropriate for researchers and clinicians such as speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, and occupational therapists.

ADOS-2 Introductory / Clinical Training (Modules 1-4) – 2-day training

This introductory workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior backgrounds in autism spectrum disorders and formal testing, such as speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, and occupational therapists. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of Modules 1-4 through observation and scoring of two administrations with the support of a certified trainer. This workshop serves as a pre-requisite for more thorough training required to obtain research reliability needed to use the ADOS-2 for research purposes. This workshop is delivered through various teaching methods, including lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions.

ADOS-2 Toddler Module Introductory / Clinical Training – 1-day training

This training is focused on the ADOS-2 Toddler Module, which may be used on children between the ages of 12 and 30 months of age. This introductory workshop is designed for researchers and clinicians with prior backgrounds in autism spectrum disorders and formal testing, such as speech-language pathologists, physicians, psychologists, and occupational therapists. Participants will gain a fundamental understanding of the toddler module through observation and scoring with the support of a certified trainer. All trainees are expected to have prior training in modules 1 - 4 of the ADOS/ADOS-2 (e.g., attendance at an ADOS or ADOS-2 clinical and/or research workshop). This workshop is delivered through various teaching methods, including lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions.

ADOS-2 Advanced/Research Reliability Workshop – 2-day training

The ADOS-2 advanced/research workshop is designed for individuals who have already completed ADOS-2 clinical/introductory training, including those who would like to establish research reliability so they can use the ADOS-2 for research purposes or gain hands-on clinical experience administering with live patients in small groups. The training is two days, involving intensive instruction on the psychometrics of the instrument, working in small groups on administering and scoring the ADOS-2, and discussion and question/answer about specific administration and coding issues.

ADOS-2 Booster Training – 1-day training

The ADOS-2 Booster training is for individuals who have previously attended an ADOS-2 Introductory and/or Research Training and would like an opportunity to practice scoring and check their reliability. This is a 1-day training that is delivered through a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, videos, demonstrations of administration and scoring, and discussions.

Trainings
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Available for online registration:

​Below trainings are being held remotely via Zoom 

  • 2-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training covering Modules 1-4 

    • October 25th and 26th, 2023​

    • $575.00 

  • 3-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering Modules 1-4 PLUS Toddler Module Training Workshop

    • October 25th-27th, 2023​

    • $875.00

  • 1-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering the Toddler Module

    • October 27th, 2023​

    • $300.00

Upcoming Trainings (registration not open):

  • 2-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering Modules 1-4  - March 2024

  • 3-day ADOS-2 Introductory/Clinical Training Workshop covering Modules 1-4 PLUS Toddler Module Training Workshop – March 2024

Professional Development

Dr. Thompson provides professional development trainings related to assessment, differential diagnosis, and treatment for pediatric language, social communication, developmental, and autism spectrum disorders. Examples of recent presentations include:

  • ASD, SLI, Social Communication Disorder: Overlapping Symptoms of Distinct Disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment Recommendations for SLPs

  • Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders: An update on research and clinical practices

  • Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder: What is this diagnostic category & what are the clinical implications?

  • Developmental Trajectories in Children At-Risk for ASD Based on Early Language Delays

  • Communication and Symbolic Behavior Scales, Developmental Profile: Clinical Use and Utility

  • Early Intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorders: Social, Language, and Play Skills

If you are interested in hosting an in-person or online professional development training for your group or staff, please fill out the form below.

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