“Gold Standard” Assessment

Several Little Star Center (LSC) clinical team members participated in a two-day Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) workshop in mid-May.  This diagnostic tool is considered “the gold standard” for observational assessment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  The workshop was hosted by Purdue University.

“Several LSC learners helped during the workshop as their presence was essential,” said Tim. “It was a great way to learn about the assessment and how children are affected by autism,” said Tim Courtney, MS, BCBA, LSC Research & Training Director.

“The participants – from as far away as Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky — had the opportunity to practice scoring while observing the instructor administer the ADOS-2 to a child with ASD. Results of the assessment were later shared with workshop attendees.”