American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)

Author(s):Catherine Lord, Michael Rutter, Pamela C. DiLavore, and Susan Risi
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Western Psychological Services
Age Range:Toddler-adult
Administration Time:140-160 minutes
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:A semi-structured assessment used to evaluate those suspected of having autism. Allows observation of social and communication behaviors related to the diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorders.

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