At the beginning of the week I was unsure how I would incorporate the interviews within my work with adult males. However, as the week progressed, I recognised that I could employ the various items associated with the ADOS-2 and ADI-R in a more informal way, that is, it provided a structure for exploring ASD features.
I really enjoyed the course - I struggled with the room because of the lighting. Had originally thought it was just me but I think a couple of people were getting headaches - made it hard to stay focussed throughout. The materials were fantastic and I loved the competency based nature of the learning.
Much of this was very new to me and it took a while to process. However, it was really interesting, relevant to my work and I am already thinking about how I can use it once I've done some practice. Carol was clearly well-informed and experienced and was able to convey her knowledge in an accessible way. She was responsive to the needs and experience of the group and showed an interest into the potential problems of confounding variables when undertaking assessments with the ADOS and ADI.