Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2)

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) is a play-based assessment. They are used to evaluate Autism Spectrum characteristics in children and adults of all ages. The assessment contains five modules, which offer activities specifically designed for different ages and developmental levels. Children as young as one year through adolescence may be considered for ADOS assessment.

On testing day, parents of young children may be asked to sit in during the assessment. In comparison, older children will likely complete the assessment independently. The ADOS generally takes between 45-60 minutes to complete along with a most appropriate clinical classification and recommendations. The final report will be sent to your child’s pediatrician for the official medical diagnosis. Sensory Solutions works closely with your child’s pediatrician to ensure your child receives the ongoing services they require.

For a new family seeking an Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) the family will be asked to schedule one to two appointments prior to their ADOS-2 appointment. A language evaluation by a Speech Pathologist, a Sensory Evaluation by an Occupational therapist and parent interview will be scheduled prior to the ADOS-2 appointment. This will ensure a comprehensive report for both the family and the pediatrician.


“Sensory Solutions has been an incredible blessing for my son. When he started back in February, he was eating a handful of crunchy foods due to sensory issues and was considered a problem feeder. He was behind in language, and we had a difficult time understanding him. All of this left him miserable. With the help of OT/Feeding Therapy, Speech Therapy, and eventually Behavioral Therapy. Brooks is eating and talking up a storm and is HAPPY!! We were also able to have the ADOS test done and receive his ASD diagnosis at Sensory Solutions. This has been invaluable to us and helps us understand our Brooks better. and opens up doors for him to get the help he will need in preschool and beyond. I cannot thank the staff enough for all they have done for my son and, in turn, our entire family.”

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