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What is ADOS?

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a standardized diagnostic tool designed to assess and diagnose Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It provides a systematic method for observing and evaluating an individual's social communication and interaction skills.

How is it Administered?

ADOS is administered by trained professionals, such as psychologists or clinicians, in a structured and interactive setting. The assessment involves direct observation of the individual's behavior, communication, and social interactions.

Why is ADOS Important?

ADOS is considered a gold standard in autism assessment because it allows for a comprehensive evaluation of an individual's social communication skills across different age ranges. It helps healthcare professionals make accurate and reliable diagnoses of autism.​


Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a therapeutic approach widely used in treating individuals with autism. ADOS findings often contribute valuable information to the development of ABA treatment plans. ABA therapists use the insights gained from ADOS assessments to tailor interventions that address specific social communication challenges and behavioral goals identified during the testing.​

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