Basic Assessment Terminology

ADOS
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
ADI-R
Autism Diagnostic Interview- Revised
DSM-IV-TR
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fourth Edition
criterion referenced tests
Measures child’s performance against a defined and objective criteria
Informal assessment
centered on content and individual performance
IEP
Individualized Education Plan
Evidence-Based Practices
Interventions and treatments that have undergone a substantial amount of rigorous research (Simpson, 2005).
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
echolalic
repeats others
Stemming
Repetitive behavior
CHAT
Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
CHAT
Checklist for Autism in Toddlers
CARS
Childhood Rating Scale
GARS
Gilliam Autism Rating Scale
GADS
Gilliam Asperger’s Disorder Scale
Types of ASD
Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Rhett’s Syndrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder and PDD-NOS
ABA
Applied Behavior Analysis
functional play
When a child uses objects for their appropriate or usual purpose.
Idiosyncratic Language
Language with private meaning that only the person using it understands
Compulsion
Deliberate repetitive behaviors that follow specific rules such as counting or cleaning.