TTP #111: The GAIN Program for ADOS-2 Training w/ Dr. Steve Kanne

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For those of you who typically listen at double speed, you might want to slow this one down. Dr. Stephen Kanne and I cover a TON of information about the ADOS-2 and autism spectrum assessment in general. We spend about half the time talking about the GAIN program, a tele-training approach that allows clinicians around the world to observe and code ADOS administrations right alongside experts in the field. The other half is spent digging into ASD assessment in general. Here are just a few additional topics that we cover:

  • The ideal autism battery to balance efficiency and quality of assessment
  • Does the ADOS capture “high functioning” individuals and females?
  • Are saliva tests valid at this point?
  • Common ADOS myths debunked
  • Is autism assessment a neuropsychological practice?

Cool Things Mentioned

The Testing Psychologist podcast is now approved for CEU’s!

I’m excited to announce that I’ve partnered with At Health to offer CE credits for podcast episodes! Visit this link to access current and past episodes available for CE credit. You can use code “TTP10” for a discount on ALL the course credits you purchase from At Health!

About Dr. Steve Kanne

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Stephen M. Kanne is the Executive Director of the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders and a Professor in the Department of Health Psychology. He received his bachelor’s degree and his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Washington University. He completed a clinical internship at the University of California, San Diego, followed by a post-doctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Kanne’s current research interests focus on children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders, targeting diagnostic tools, outcome measures, behavioral phenotyping, co-occurring symptoms, evidence-based therapies, and subthreshold symptoms. In addition to publishing in the areas of autism, Dr. Kanne has also published in the areas of cognitive neuropsychology, history of neuropsychology, and pediatric traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kanne is board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology.

About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and grew to include 12 licensed clinicians, three clinicians in training, and a full administrative staff. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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