ASSESSMENT: 10-12 HOURS
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is an evidence based, gold standard assessment for children which aims to identify children who demonstrate high levels of autism traits. This assessment is completed through the observation of social skills through play, gathering information from parents and guardians and the completion of other standardised assessments to gather a comprehensive picture of the child. It assesses a child's communication, play, engagement with others and repetitive and restrictive behaviours.
Our team at Beelieve Paediatric Therapy have completed the training to provide this assessment on the Gold Coast.
Please note your OT can provide a report with the findings, however if you are seeking a diagnosis this report needs to be taken to a Paediatrician. Beelieve OTs are unable to provide a formalised diagnosis.
The assessment takes approx. 30-60 minutes. The remaining hours are used for parent/guardian interview, scoring, interpretation of the results and report writing.