Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.
Speech disorders occur when a person has difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently (e.g., stuttering is a form of disfluency), understanding or formulating the words to express themselves, or problems with his or her voice or resonance.
An Occupational Therapist treats people throughout the lifespan with injuries, disabilities, or developmental delays affecting their daily activities.
They evaluate, plan, organize, and conduct rehabilitative programs that seek to develop or restore important living skills, and improve general independence.
The ADOS-2 is a semi-structured, standardized assessment of Communication, Social interaction, Play, Restricted and Repetitive Behaviors.
The assessment presents various activities that elicit behaviors directly related to a diagnosis of ASD. By observing and coding these behaviors, you can obtain information that informs diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational placement.