This course leads to full ADOS-2 accreditation but focusses its content on the use of ADOS-2 with older clients in an adult or forensic environment. All 5 ADOS-2 modules are covered but with a special emphasis on modules 3 and 4, and on the use of modules 1 and 2 with non-verbal adults.
The ADOS-2 functions by eliciting specific behaviours in the client. However, the way you might elicit those behaviours in a 6 year old is very different from methods you might use for a 60 year old. This course deals with problems such as identifying age-appropriate activity. It also covers security issues, both in the physical items in the kit and in the exchange of information that takes place during ADOS-2 administration.
You will experience a mix of presentations and practical activities based on videos and live ADOS-2 administrations. You will receive a comprehensive course workbook as well as all coding booklets required for administrations coding during the course. Throughout the course there are ample opportunities for questions and discussion.
On successful completion, you will be awarded a certificate of course completion to Clinical Reliability. Optionally you may also undertake post-course practical assignments to be assessed for Research Reliability.