(ADI™-R) Autism Diagnostic Interview–Revised
(ADI®-R) Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised
About This Product
BY MICHAEL RUTTER, MD, FRS, ANN LECOUTEUR, MBBS, AND CATHERINE LORD, PHD
Used in research for decades, this comprehensive interview provides a thorough assessment of individuals suspected of having autism or other autism spectrum disorders. The ADI-R has proven highly useful for formal diagnosis as well as treatment and educational planning.
To administer the ADI-R, an experienced clinical interviewer questions a parent or caretaker who is familiar with the developmental history and current behavior of the individual being evaluated. The interview can be used to assess both children and adults, as long as their mental age is above 2 years, 0 months.
Evaluate Three Functional Domains
Composed of 93 items, the ADI-R focuses on three functional domains:
- Reciprocal Social Interactions
- Restricted, Repetitive, and Stereotyped Behaviors and Interests
Following highly standardized procedures, the interviewer records and codes the informant responses to questions covering eight content areas:
- The subject’s background, including family, education, previous diagnoses, and medications
- Overview of the subject’s behavior
- Early development and developmental milestones
- Language acquisition and loss of language or other skills
- Current functioning regarding language and communication
- Social development and play
- Interests and behaviors
- Clinically relevant behaviors, such as aggression, self-injury, and possible epileptic features
Use One Convenient Form to Score Any ADI-R Algorithm
Typically, administration and scoring require from 1½ to 2½ hours.
Results can now be scored and interpreted using a single convenient form rather than the five forms previously required. The Comprehensive Algorithm Form (W-382E) allows you to calculate and interpret any one of five age-specific ADI-R algorithms (two Diagnostic Algorithms based on developmental history and used for formal diagnosis, and three Current Behavior Algorithms focusing on present functioning and used for treatment and educational planning). The algorithms themselves have not changed; the revised form simply replaces the five forms previously needed to calculate the algorithms.
Support Diagnosis or Determine Clinical Needs
Because the ADI-R is an interview rather than a test, and because it focuses on behaviors that are rare in unaffected individuals, it provides categorical results rather than scales or norms. Results can be used to support a diagnosis of autism or to determine the clinical needs of various groups in which a high rate of autism spectrum disorders might be expected (e.g., individuals with severe language impairments or certain medical conditions, children with congenital blindness, and youngsters suffering from institutional deprivation). The ADI-R has proven very effective in differentiating autism from other developmental disorders and in assessing syndrome boundaries, identifying new subgroups, and quantifying autistic symptomatology. Extensive use of the ADI-R in the international research community has provided strong evidence of the reliability and validity of its categorical results.
Master the ADI-R with DVD Training
Administration and coding of the ADI-R are highly standardized and valid assessment requires training. The ADI-R Training Video Program offered by WPS allows you to learn administration procedures and practice accurate coding. Associated continuing education (CE) credits are also available. This program was previously offered as a DVD training package and is now available in an online, self-study format on the WPS Learning Management System (WPS LMS). If you plan to use the ADI-R in formal research, you may require additional training provided by the test authors and their colleagues. Contact WPS Customer Service for information about training for research applications.
The ADI-R Training Video Program (LMS-382) on the WPS LMS consists of online videos (with a total running time of 16 hours) that allow you to observe expert interviewers as they administer the ADI-R to parents. Digital support materials for use with the online videos include a Training Guidebook that discusses each case featured on the videos, clarifying coding and scoring decisions. You will also need access to print versions (sold separately) of the ADI-R Interview Protocol Booklet (W-382A) and the ADI-R Comprehensive Algorithm Form (W-382E) to use in conjunction with this program; for convenience, a combined set of these forms for use with the program materials is available (W-382H).
When you have finished the ADI-R Training Video Program, you can receive 18 continuing education credits by purchasing and successfully completing the associated CE materials (Independent Study: ADI-R Training Video Program (LMS-382CE).
To purchase the ADI-R Training Video Program (LMS-382) and its associated CE materials (LMS-382CE) on the WPS LMS, simply add the products to your cart and complete your purchase. You will receive a follow-up email from WPS with information on how to access the materials on the WPS LMS. For additional CE-related information and products, visit our CE page and CE FAQ page
Score All ADI-R Algorithms With an Unlimited-Use CD
The ADI-R unlimited-use CD allows you to score all ADI-R algorithms. Use the standard paper-and-pencil administration (W-382A) and enter responses into the program for rapid results.
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