Autism Spectrum Disorder Assessments and Training
Autism Spectrum Disorder Autism is not one single disorder – it’s an entire spectrum of related disorders with a shared core of symptoms. This core is characterised by widespread irregularities in social interaction and communication, as well as severely restricted interests and highly repetitive behaviour.
By analysing an individual’s language and development skills, our products can help to differentiate autism spectrum disorders from other developmental disorders, as knowing where along the spectrum an individual falls is crucial to offering support and building an appropriate treatment plan.
Qualifications In order to maintain standards in clinical and educational testing, access to these products is restricted to professionals who fulfil certain qualification criteria. Please see our website for more details: www.hogrefe.co.uk/services/ qualifications
We invite you to explore our range of assessments in this area. You’ll also find details of our popular ADOS-2 and ADI-R training courses, plus our exciting new Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT) intervention programme. If you have any questions about any of our assessments or training, please get in touch.
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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2)
Helps to assess and diagnose autism and pervasive developmental disorder across ages, developmental levels and language skills. ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardised assessment of communication, social interaction, play, and restricted and repetitive behaviours. The test consists of various activities involving interactive stimulus materials (all included in the ADOS-2 kit) that elicit behaviours directly related to a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and can inform diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement.
ADOS-2 can be used with a wide range of children and adults in any hospital, clinic or school that serves individuals with developmental disorders. This revision includes a new Toddler Module which is designed for children between 12 and 30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech. It includes loosely structured activities with motivating materials to observe if the child demonstrates behaviours associated with ASD.
A range of clinicians including physicians, clinical psychologists, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists use ADOS -2 results to inform diagnosis, intervention, educational placement and treatment planning.
12 months and older
Modules 1–4: Catherine Lord, Michael Rutter, Pamela C. DiLavore, Susan Risi, Katherine Gotham and Somer L. Bishop. Toddler Module: Catherine Lord, Rhiannon J. Luyster and Katherine Gotham
Manual; 50 Protocol Booklets (10 per Module); Test Materials (100+ stimulus items); all in a durable plastic container with handles and wheels Components available separately – see website for details
We offer a number of courses to suit all levels
‘…the gold standard for diagnosis of ASD.’ Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
The algorithms for Modules 1–3 have been revised to achieve more accurate and targeted results, allowing for a more uniform basis for comparing results across these three modules. In addition, a new comparison score for Modules 1–3 enables the test user to compare a child’s overall level of autism spectrum-related symptoms to that of children diagnosed with ASD who are the same age and have similar language skills. The protocol booklets for Modules 1–4 have been improved significantly and provide clear and explicit administration and coding instructions. The assessment ADOS-2 includes five modules, each requiring between 40 and 60 minutes to administer. The individual is given only one module based on his or her expressive language level and chronological age: • Toddler Module – for children between 12–30 months of age who do not consistently use phrase speech; • Module 1 – for children 31 months and older who do not consistently use phrase speech; • Module 2 – for children of any age who use phrase speech but are not verbally fluent; • Module 3 – for verbally fluent children and young adolescent; • Module 4 – for verbally fluent older adolescents and adults.
Training and updating If you are an existing ADOS user and already own an ADOS kit, you can purchase an upgrade package. The materials in this upgrade package can be combined with the materials in your ADOS kit to make the ADOS-2 kit. Professional training is essential for new users of ADOS -2 and update training is highly recommended for those already using the previous ADOS.
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Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R)
Helps to diagnose autism, plan treatment and distinguish autism from other pervasive developmental disorders. The ADI-R is effective in differentiating autism from other developmental disorders, assessing syndrome boundaries, identifying new subgroups and quantifying autistic symptomatology. The assessment Composed of 93 items, the ADI-R focuses on three functional domains: Language and Communication; Reciprocal Social Interactions; and Restricted, Repetitive and Stereotyped Behaviours and Interests.
Interview questions cover eight content areas: • the subject’s background including family, education, previous diagnoses, and medications; • overview of the subject’s behaviour; • early development and milestones; • language acquisition and loss of language or other skills; • current functioning regarding language and communication; • social development and play; • interests and behaviours; • clinically relevant behaviours such as aggression, self-injury, and possible epileptic features.
Children and adults with a mental age above 2 years
Michael Rutter, Ann Le Couteur and Catherine Lord
10 Interview Booklets; Manual; 10 Comprehensive Algorithm Form
Available for new ADI-R users
Social Communication Questionnaire (SCQ)
Provides quick and easy routine screening for autism spectrum disorder. Previously known as the Autism Screening Questionnaire, the SCQ evaluates communication skills and social functioning in children who may have autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It provides a dimensional measure of ASD symptomatology with a cut-off score that can be used to indicate the likelihood that an individual has an ASD. In addition to its screening and educational applications, the SCQ can also be used to compare symptom levels across various groups – children with developmental language disorders for example, or youngsters with medical conditions typically associated with ASD.
The assessment The SCQ is available in two forms, Lifetime and Current, each composed of 40 'yes or no' questions. The Lifetime form focuses on the child’s entire developmental history, providing a total score that is interpreted in relation to specific cut-off points and identifying those who may have autism and should be referred for a more complete evaluation, using the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised, (ADI-R) or the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2). The Current form looks at the child’s behaviour over the past three months. It produces results that can be helpful in treatment planning, educational intervention and measurement of change over time. Both forms can be given directly to the parent or primary caregiver.
4 years and older with a minimum mental age of 2 years
Michael Rutter, Anthony Bailey and Catherine Lord
Less than 10 minutes
20 Current AutoScore Forms; 20 Lifetime AutoScore Forms; Manual
ComFor-2 Forerunners in Communication (ComFor-2)
Tests which kinds of intervention are suitable for improving communication in people with autism spectrum disorder. The ComFor-2 addresses two core questions: what is the most suitable form of augmented communication, and at which level can the chosen means be offered? The assessment The test consists of a range of sorting tasks. Clients are required to sort objects, photographs, pictures, and words according to both their literally perceptible features (‘presentation’), and their meaning (‘representation’).
The score on these tasks gives a clear indication of the level on which augmented communication should be offered. For example, does a picture of a cup only mean ‘cup’, or can it be used to indicate the activity ‘drinking’? The ComFor-2 is a revised version of the broadly used ComFor. The test design and application are unchanged, but the test materials have been thoroughly reviewed and modernised. The new test kit can be used in combination with the previously published manual and forms.
Children and adults with a psychomotor developmental level of 12–60 months
Roger Verpoorten, Ilse Noens and Ina van Berckelaer‑Onnes
Approximately 45 minutes
Stimulus Materials only (Manual, Scoring Forms, and Word Cards available separately) Components available separately – see website for details
Autism Spectrum Rating Scales™ (ASRS™) with DSM-5 Scoring Update
Identify symptoms, behaviours and associated features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children and adolescents. Applicable to children and adolescents aged 2–18 years, the ASRS is an easy-to-use and convenient tool intended for psychologists, school psychologists, clinical social workers, physicians, counsellors, psychiatric workers, and paediatric/ psychiatric nurses. The ASRS will assist the test user in the diagnostic process. When used in combination with other assessment information, results from the ASRS can help with diagnostic decision-making, treatment planning, the ongoing monitoring of responses to intervention, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of a treatment programme for a child with an ASD.
The assessment Parents and teachers are asked to evaluate how often they have observed specific behaviours in the child or adolescent in areas such as socialisation, communication, unusual behaviours, behavioural rigidity, sensitivity, and self-regulation. There are two versions of ASRS, one for children aged 2–5 years, and one for children and adolescents aged 6–18 years. DSM-5 Updates Following the release of the DSM-5, revisions have been made to the Symptom Scales. Updates have therefore been made to the full-length parent and teacher hand-scored forms and scoring software.
Sam Goldstein and Jack A. Naglieri
Approximately 20 minutes
Update Manual; 25 ASRS (2 to 5 Years) Parent/Teacher/Short QuikScore Forms; 25 ASRS (6 to 18 Years) Parent/Teacher/Short QuikScore Forms; Forms updated with DSM-5 Scoring Components available separately – see website for details
Social Responsiveness Scale, Second Edition (SRS-2)
Identifies the presence and severity of social impairment on the autism spectrum and differentiates it from that which occurs in other disorders. Completed in 15–20 minutes, the brevity and sensitivity of the SRS-2 make it highly useful for a variety of assessment needs. Its quantitative nature and wide age range make it ideal for measuring response to intervention over time and its reliance on the day-to-day observations of parents and teachers makes it easy to use in clinical, research, and educational settings. It clearly distinguishes the social impairment characteristic of ASD from that seen in ADHD, anxiety, and other diagnoses. The assessment The SRS-2 offers four forms, each with 65 items, and each for a specific age group: Preschool Form; School-Age Form; Adult Relative/Other Form; and Adult Self-Report Form.
2½ years and older
John N. Constantino
The SRS-2 asks teachers, parents, and others to rate symptoms they have noticed over time. This approach uncovers a wide range of symptoms, including those that are relatively subtle. In addition to a total score reflecting severity of social deficits on the autism spectrum, the SRS-2 generates scores for five Treatment Subscales: 1. Social Awareness 2. Social Cognition 3. Social Communication 4. Social Motivation 5. Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviour In addition to the Treatment Subscales above, the SRS‑2 offers two new DSM-5-compatible subscales: Social Communication and Interaction, and Restricted Interests and Repetitive Behaviour.
Manual; 25 Preschool AutoScore Forms; 25 School-age AutoScore Forms; 25 Adult Relative/Other AutoScore Forms; 25 Adult Self-report AutoScore Forms Components available separately – see website for details
Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy (PACT) e-learning
PACT is a theory-based, adult-mediated and video-aided intervention designed to improve social communication competencies in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). PACT follows findings that children with ASD require a style of adapted interaction that is specifically matched to their individual level of social communication. It is the first autism intervention rigorously tested to show sustained impact on reduction in the severity of autism symptoms. PACT identifies the child’s individual profile and adult’s existing skills, building and extending communication techniques. It complements other interventions by developing communication and language skill to increase the child’s socialisation and life skills. Brief moments of communication interaction are reviewed using video feedback, supporting adults/carers in improving the child’s individual language and communication skills. PACT mirrors the definitions, terminology and skills outlined in ADOS-2 and will be of interest to speech and language therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, specialist teachers and specialist social workers who deal with children with social communication issues aged 2–10 years. Training for new users (Level 1) Hogrefe is offering a certified half-day e-learning programme to support professionals wishing to learn about PACT.
The programme introduces the techniques and research behind the intervention, and a certificate is awarded to those who successfully complete the programme. The certificate may be used as a record of continuing professional development and is valid for one year for those wishing to proceed to Level 2. PACT administration (Level 2) Following successful completion of Level 1, those who wish to administer PACT must complete a further two days' face-to-face training, plus two and a half days post-course work with IMPACT (Interaction Method for Paediatric Autism Communication Therapy). Full details of the training with IMPACT can be found at: https://pacttraining.co.uk/register/
â€˜A new form of therapy [PACT] has for the first time been shown to improve the symptoms and behaviour of autistic children, offering a potential breakthrough in care for millions of families.â€™ The Guardian
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Training in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) Our range of courses offer training to those with little or no experience in using ADOS-2 and to professionals seeking to update their current skill level. We run courses in both Oxford and London, but customerlocated ADOS‑2 training is also available – contact us to discuss. Introduction to ADOS-2
ADOS-2 Administration and Coding Course
Duration: 2 days Suitable for: New ADOS-2 users and professionals previously trained in ADOS who require more indepth training. Not suitable for those intending to use ADOS‑2 for research purposes or requiring training in the new Toddler Module.
Duration: Varies by course Suitable for: New ADOS-2 users. This course provides comprehensive training on all five modules and the revised ADOS-2 scoring system. On completion of the course, together with associated pre- and post-course assignments, delegates will be equipped to administer and code ADOS-2 at the level of Research Reliability for all five modules (some courses provide Clinical Reliability only, please check course details before booking).
‘It was an excellent course and I would recommend to anyone working with ASD.’ ADOS-2 Administration and Coding course delegate
ADOS-2 Reliability Meeting
Duration: 1 day Suitable for: Existing ADOS users who have been trained in the use of ADOS. The course covers the new Toddler Module and the new coding and algorithm aspects of ADOS Modules 1–4, as introduced in ADOS-2. Please note that delegates must have previous training in ADOS as this course will not accredit Research or Clinical Reliability.
Duration: 1 day Suitable for: ADOS-2 trained professionals. This workshop allows delegates to hone their administration and coding skills, discuss their cases, and access group supervision related to the use of ADOS-2 – all facilitated by a highly experienced ADOS-2 trainer. Newly-trained users have the opportunity to improve their reliability rates and experienced users can ensure their reliability rates are in line with international calibration.
Training in the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) ADI-R Administration and Coding Course Duration: 3 days Suitable for: New ADI-R users. This course offers thorough and comprehensive training in all aspects of the ADI-R. On completion of the course together with associated pre- and post-course assignments, delegates will be equipped to administer and code the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) to the level of Clinical Reliability.
About us Hogrefe Ltd is the UK arm of the Hogrefe Group, Europeâ€™s leading publisher of psychometric assessments and psychology books and journals. We combine scientific pedigree with an ability to develop leading assessments. Based in Oxford, Hogrefe Ltd has been developing and publishing psychometric tests and development solutions since 2003. Our success is built on ensuring that our assessments and training courses deliver comprehensive, costeffective results.
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