The Training We Offer
ADOS-2 and ADI-R
Spectrum offers training courses for establishing clinical use or research reliability in the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R). These are specialist courses for diagnostic instruments, and are suitable only for clinicians who work in diagnosis, or within a multi-disciplinary assessment service, and who need to develop their diagnostic skills in the field of autism spectrum disorders. This has become particularly significant in light of the recent Autism Act 2009 and the earlier NIASA strategy for autism identification in children. The research reliability courses are suitable for researchers who require the training in order to complete their research in autism, or for those who wish to be able to train their own clinical teams with whom they work on site. For details on forthcoming courses that Spectrum Trainers are delivering, please click here.
Buy In ADOS-2 and ADI-R Training.
Spectrum offers the facility for ADOS/ADI-R Trainers to run courses at external sites for those groups who have more than 6 people needing training. The Trainer provides consultancy, advice and master materials for setting up the course, assists in securing educational discounts on materials for the training course, completes post-course assessments, and attends to run the course itself. The external site must provide administration and find suitable volunteer families, buy in additional course materials for the training (potentially at discounted price – see above), pay trainer accommodation and travel costs, and pay trainer fees. Typically, if there are 6 or 7+ people requiring training, it is less costly to take this option than to send those people to attend a pre-arranged course. It is possible for up to 12 people to attend for reliability level training, plus a further 12 people who only seek clinical training. (For further information on the distinction between the two please see our FAQ section).
ASD Professional Study Days.
Spectrum offers one or two day Study Days and Workshops for professionals who wish to cover a variety of issues about ASD. Aimed at paediatricians, psychiatrists, psychologists, educational services, health services, etc. and designed to provide CPD, the topics covered can include identification, screening and assessment; differential diagnosis; comorbidity; interventions and support; clinical or educational questions; and more. Days are developed according to the needs of the professionals concerned. Recent commissioned workshops have included Adults with Asperger Syndrome; Forensic Issues and ASD; Latest Resarch, Screening and Diagnostic Issues including DSMV proposed changes; Females with ASD; and Identification and Support in Educational Settings. Study Days can be commissioned by a service to run on your site. We also hold local workshops throughout the year for individuals to attend.
Contact us for general enquiries about ADOS-2 or ADI-R training, commissioning Study Days or Workshops, or to go on to our waiting list for future courses.