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Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R)

The Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised (ADI-R) is a clinical diagnostic instrument for assessing autism in children and adults.

The ADI-R is a revised version of the origianl ADI and provides a diagnostic algorithm for autism as described in both the ICD-10 and DSM-IV.

The instrument focuses on behavior in three main areas: qualities of reciprocal social interaction; communication and language; and restricted and repetitive, stereotyped interests and behaviors.

The ADI-R is appropriate for children and adults with mental ages from about 18 months and above.

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