Monday, September 15, 2008

3rd Step to a Diagnosis - The ADOS

August 27, 2008

Today, we have the ADOS scheduled with the psychiatrist, Dr. Cho. ADOS stands for Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and is considered the "gold standard for assessing and diagnosing autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) across ages, developmental levels and language skills," (Western Phsychological Services, 2008). The test consists of 4 modules with only one module being given based on a person's expressive and chronological age. The test helps observe how a person socializes and communicates during different activities.

As with the 1st appointment, I was impressed with how well Joey did.

In progress...

Western Psycholgical Services. (2008). ADOS.,70384&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

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