The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a diagnostic tool designed to assess behaviours related to autism,
'The ADOS is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of communication, social interaction, and play or imaginative use of materials for individuals who have been referred because of possible autism or an autistic spectrum disorders.
'The ADOS can be used to evaluate individuals at different developmental levels and chronological ages, from toddlers to adults, from individuals with no speech to those who are verbally fluent.'
The University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center
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