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ADOS

(15 Posts)
MixedEmotions Wed 29-Jan-14 17:30:46

Finally after such a long wait ds has a date for his assessment. It is next week and I'm just wondering if anyone can enlighten me about the assessment before we go. Many thanks

LemonGoby Wed 29-Jan-14 17:34:13

No info to share unfortunately, but just to say I empathise - we have DD's ADOS next week too. I also do not know what to expect. I am impatient and dreading it in equal measure. She's 3.7.

MixedEmotions Wed 29-Jan-14 17:40:59

Thanks smile I have so many emotions running through my head I only just got the phone call ds is 3.3 and I've been waiting for this for 3 long years now just want next week to hurry up

KimberlyMicado Wed 29-Jan-14 18:32:10

Hi DD had the ADOS last year. We the patents sat in one room with an OT whilst she was in another room with a clinical pyschologist and a SALT. Her room had a mirrored window so we could see what was going on. They played with her tried to get her to make up an imaginative story using various props, asked her to draw something. Chatted to her and assessed how the conversation flowed and if she included the other people in the room. Meanwhile we were asked lots of questions regarding her development etc.
Good luck with it all

MixedEmotions Wed 29-Jan-14 20:01:39

Oh my gosh he isn't gonna like being without me that should be fun sad thank you for the insight, very appreciated

PolterGoose Wed 29-Jan-14 20:41:35

For ds's ADOS I sat just behind him. It was fine, the paed had loads of experience and it was very relaxed, try not to worry smile

Borka Wed 29-Jan-14 21:51:03

I was also in the same room with DS when he had his ADOS. Maybe you should phone and check about that in advance if it's likely to be a problem.

MixedEmotions Thu 30-Jan-14 11:29:32

I was in the same room as him during his multi dissiplinary assessment so assumed it would be roughly the same as that just with a number of different professionals, I will ask his portage worker when I see her if I can stay in the room

mumsuz Thu 30-Jan-14 12:15:24

My DD was 4.7 and we were still in the same room. We sat and gave a case history type thing to the pyschologist/consultant and the speech and the SALT sat with her playing with toys and asking her questions.

Then the professionals went off and had a discussion and came back and gave us their verbal assessment.

It seemed like quite a long morning but not too stressful.

Hope it goes ok.

Doomsday2014 Thu 30-Jan-14 13:35:00

DS3 was 3.5 when he had his ADOS and DH and I were both able to sit in the room too (we were just told not to prompt him on anything etc). We had already filled in the questionnaires weeks before hand, and he'd had an assessment with a community paed a couple of months before which also formed part of the overall assessment. We had two specialist SALTs doing the assessment, one of whom was scoring him and the other doing the activities with him. The whole thing was recorded on DVD for them to go over together later, just to check their scores and that they agreed on everything. We were, however, told the results straight afterwards.

Doomsday2014 Thu 30-Jan-14 13:37:07

Actually, I'm mis-remembering! They told us they thought he was on the spectrum afterwards, but we had to wait another 2 months before we had the debrief and they gave us the 'official' diagnosis.

quietlysuggests Thu 30-Jan-14 13:41:47

How have you been waiting for 3 years if he is 3.3 years old?

The ADOS is supposed to be followed by the professionals going off into another room while you and your child take a break. Then they should get back to you with a rough report and tell you of their findings. Doesn't always happen that way though.
I was allowed to be in the toom with DD. There is a set script for them to follow. To your child it will just look like they are playing but everything is vety deliberate.
It turned out DD did have ASD by the way.

devilinside Thu 30-Jan-14 15:08:37

We stayed in the room with DS, and were told immediately he had ASD. He had to build blocks, and chat about a book, make up a story with objects and answer social type questions such as' why do you get married' 'what is a freind'

MixedEmotions Thu 30-Jan-14 22:29:31

Thanks all. Yeah believe it or not I've known since he was 3 months old he was different its noted in his red book crazy I know

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