Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Carl Myers (chair), Sarah Ochs, Sharon Blevins, Gabrielle Madison
Department of Psychology
Doctor of Psychology
The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (ADOS-2) is a widely used instrument in the assessment of autism spectrum disorder. One of the modules requires students to answer questions requiring relatively high-level language skills but that module could be given to children as young as four years of age. It is unclear how young non-spectrum children would respond to such questions. This study analyzed types of responses provided by kindergarten, first, and second grade students when asked questions from a subtest on the ADOS-2, Module 3. The sample was largely made up of typically developing students (n = 146) with the remaining students identified with a Speech Language Impairment (n = 16) or classified as English Language Learner (ELL) students (n = 23). Very few of these students could answer the questions with detailed responses. Implications of the results for practitioners using the ADOS-2 are discussed.
Education | Educational Psychology | Elementary Education | Special Education and Teaching
Lamar, Lauren, "Responses From Young Children Not On The Autism Spectrum On Selected Questions From The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Second Edition (Ados-2)" (2022). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 3597.
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