give_me_a_latte Posted August 18, 2012 Share Posted August 18, 2012 My son had an eval beCause we truly thought he was on the spectrum. The intake therapist thought it was a high possibility, and suggested the ADOS. We saw a second therapist who administered the test and scored all the gazillion questionnaires and scales I filled out. His scores on the ADOS were below diagnostic limits, but everything else was pretty high for a spectrum disorder. His final diagnosis was anxiety. She said she gave him that diagnosis because of his scores on the ADOS being so low...and because he interacted different with me than with her (saying that a child on the spectrum would act the same way no matter who they were with). So her theory was that his autistic like behaviors were really due to his anxiety. We had an intake last week with a play therapist, and she thinks we need to revisit the spectrum diagnosis. She says she'll get a better feel for things after she gets to know him, obviously. But she feels it's worth taking another look. So my question.....has anyone heard of the ADOS missing a true spectrum diagnosis? The therapist who did the eval went on and on about how it's the gold standard and very sensitive. But to be honest, I was shocked and speechless that he wasn't diagnosed with a spectrum disorder. So how accurate is the ADOS? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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