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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS)- Module 3 (2007)

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Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule - General Module 3 - Phrase Speech using the revised 2007 algorithm.

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Element NameData TypeSizeRequiredDescriptionValue RangeNotesAliases
subjectkeyGUIDRequiredThe NDAR Global Unique Identifier (GUID) for research subjectNDAR*GUID
src_subject_idString20RequiredSubject ID how it's defined in lab/project
interview_dateDateRequiredDate on which the interview/genetic test/sampling/imaging was completed. MM/DD/YYYYRequired fieldAdos3_2001_interview_date
interview_ageIntegerRequiredAge in months at the time of the interview/test/sampling/imaging.0 :: 1260Age is rounded to chronological month. If the research participant is 15-days-old at time of interview, the appropriate value would be 0 months. If the participant is 16-days-old, the value would be 1 month.
genderString20RequiredSex of the subjectM;FM = Male; F = FemaleSEX, Sex
comments_miscString4,000RecommendedMiscellaneous comments on study, interview, methodology relevant to this form dataAdos3_2001_comments_misc
observation_c_1String255RecommendedConstruction TaskObservation_1
observation_c_1_1String255RecommendedConstruction Task Communication SampleAdos3_2001_Observation_1_1
observation_c_2String255RecommendedMake-Believe PlayObservation_2
observation_c_3String255RecommendedJoint Interactive PlayObservation_3
observation_c_4String255RecommendedDemonstration TaskObservation_4
observation_c_5String255RecommendedDescription of a PictureObservation_5
observation_c_6String255RecommendedTelling a Story From a BookObservation_6
observation_c_7String255RecommendedCartoonsObservation_7
observation_c_8String255RecommendedConversation and ReportingObservation_8
observation_c_9String255RecommendedEmotionsObservation_9
observation_c_10String255RecommendedSocial Difficulties and AnnoyanceObservation_10
observation_c_11String255RecommendedBreakObservation_11
observation_c_12String255RecommendedFriends and MarriageObservation_12
observation_c_13String255RecommendedLonelinessObservation_13
observation_c_14String255RecommendedCreating a StoryObservation_14
codinga_olang_cIntegerRecommendedOverall Level of Non-echoed Language0;1;2;3;8;90 = Uses sentences in a largely correct fashion (must use some complex utterances with two or more clauses). 1 =Some relatively complex speech (occasional utterances with two or more clauses), but with recurrent grammatical errors. 2 = Non-echoed speech is mostly utterances of at least three words, but non-elliptical simple phrases. 3 = Non-echoed language is mostly simple phrases.OLAN, codinga_olang_b
codinga_spabn_cIntegerRequiredSpeech Abnormalities Associated with Autism (Intonation/Volume/Rhythm/Rate)0;1;2;7;8;90 = Appropriately varying intonation, reasonable volume, and normal rate of speech, with regular rhythm coordinated with breathing. 1 = Little variation in pitch and tone; rather flat or exaggerated intonation, but not obviously peculiar, OR slightly unusual volume, AND/OR speech that tends to be somewhat unusually slow, fast, or jerky. 2 = Speech that is clearly abnormal for any of the following reasons: slow and halting; inappropriately rapid; jerky and irregular in rhythm (other than ordinary stutter/stammer), such that there is some interference with intelligibility; odd intonation or inappropriate pitch and stress; markedly flat and toneless ("mechanical"); consistently abnormal volume. 7 = Stutter or stammer or other fluency disorder. 8 =N/A (phrase speech inadequate in frequency for assessment of intonation/rhythm /rate). 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.SPAB, codinga_spabn
codinga_iecho_cIntegerRequiredImmediate Echolalia0;1;2;3;8;90 = Does not repeat others' speech. 1 = Occasional echoing. 2 = Echoing words and phrases regularly, but some spontaneous language, which can be stereotyped. 3 = Speech largely consists of immediate echolalia. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.IECHO, codinga_iecho
codinga_stereo_cIntegerRequiredStereotyped/Idiosyncratic Use of Words or Phrases0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = Rarely or never uses stereotyped or odd words or phrases. 1 = Use of words or phrases tends to be more repetitive or formal than that of most individuals at the same level of complexity, but not obviously odd, OR occasional stereotyped utterances or odd use of words or phrases, with substantial spontaneous language, as well. 2 = Often uses stereotyped utterances or odd words or phrases, either with or without other language. 3 = Phrases almost exclusively odd or stereotyped utterances.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = Rarely or never uses stereotyped or idiosyncratic words or phrases. 1 = Use of words or phrases tends to be more repetitive or formal than that of most individuals at the same level of expressive language, but not obviously odd, OR occasional stereotyped utterances or odd use of words or phrases, with substantial spontaneous, flexible language as well. 2 = Often uses stereotyped utterances or odd words or phrases, with some other language. 3 = Frequently uses odd or stereotyped speech, and rarely uses non-stereotyped spontaneous speech. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.STER, codinga_stereo
codinga_oinfo_cIntegerRequiredOffers Information0;1;2;8;90 = Spontaneously offers information about his/her own thoughts, feelings, or experiences on several occasions. 1 = Occasionally offers information spontaneously about his or her own thoughts, feelings, or experiences. 2 = Rarely or never offers information spontaneously, except about circumscribed interests or preoccupations, OR offers information about facts or general knowledge, including preoccupations or circumscribed interests. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.OINF, codinga_oinfo
codinga_ainfo_cIntegerRecommendedAsks for Information0;1;2;3;8;90 = Asks the examiner about his or her thoughts, feelings, or experiences on several occasions. 1 = Occasionally (at least one clear example) asks the examiner about his or her thoughts, feelings, or experiences. 2 = Responds appropriately to examiner's comments about his or her thoughts, feelings, and experiences, but does not spontaneously inquire about them. 3 = Rarely or never expresses interest in the examiner's thoughts, feelings, or experiences. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.ASK, codinga_ainfo
codinga_reprt_cIntegerRequiredReporting of Events0;1;2;3;8;90 = Reports a specific nonroutine event (e.g., a holiday, a vacation, a shopping trip) that is not part of any preoccupations or intense interests and seems likely to be real. Gives a reasonable account without specific probes, but may need to be asked a general question to get started. 1 = Gives a reasonable account of a routine event (e.g., playing a favorite game, usual routine when he or she arrives home from school) that is not part of a preoccupation or intense interest and seems likely to be real. Gives the account without specific probes, but initially may need to be asked to describe the event. Include accounts from the "Demonstration Task" here. 2 = Provides an account of routine or non routine events, but dependent on specific probes, OR only describes an event that seems unlikely to have been real. 3 = Inconsistent or insufficient responses, even to specific probes. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.REPT, codinga_reprt
codinga_convs_cIntegerRecommendedConversation0;1;2;3;8;90 = Conversation flows, building on the examiner's dialogue. This rating requires that much of the participant's speech provide both a response to the examiner's speech and some additional talking (not necessarily a question) that builds on what has just been said and allows a response from the examiner (i.e., sequences of at least four elements: examiner opens, participant comments, examiner responds, participant responds to response). 1 = Speech includes some spontaneous elaboration of the participant's own responses for the examiner's benefit OR provides leads for the examiner to follow, but either this is less in amount than would be expected for the participant's expressive language level or it is limited in flexibility. 2 = Little reciprocal conversation sustained by the participant; may follow his or her own train of thought rather than participate in an interchange; may have some spontaneous offering of information or comments, but little sense of reciprocity. 3 = Little spontaneous communicative speech (although there may be much echoed or noncommunicative speech). This rating can be used to describe participants who make some limited, but very few, responses to conversational initiations by the examiner. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.CONV, codinga_convs
codinga_gest_cIntegerRequiredDescriptive, Conventional, Instrumental or Informational Gestures0;1;2;3;8;90 = Spontaneous use of several descriptive gestures. These gestures may be typical or idiosyncratic, but must be communicative. May also use conventional or instrumental gestures. 1 = Some spontaneous use of descriptive gestures, but exaggerated or limited in range and/or contexts (e.g., occur only during "Demonstration Task"), OR frequent use of conventional or instrumental gestures, but rare or no use of descriptive gestures. 2 = Some spontaneous use of informational, conventional, or instrumental gestures, but rare or no use of descriptive gestures. 3 = No or very limited spontaneous use of conventional, instrumental, informational, or descriptive gestures. 8 = N/A (e.g., limited by physical disability). 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.DGES, codinga_gest
codingb_ueye_cIntegerRequiredUnusual Eye Contact0;2;8;90 = Appropriate gaze with subtle changes meshed with other communication. 2 = Uses poorly modulated eye contact to initiate, terminate, or regulate social interaction. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.EYE, codingb_ueye
codingb_faceo_cIntegerRequiredFacial Expressions Directed to Others0;1;2;8;90 = Directs a range of appropriate facial expressions toward the examiner or another person in order to communicate affect. 1 = Some direction of facial expressions to examiner or another person (e.g., directs only expressions indicating emotional extremes to others, or occasionally directs wider range of expressions). A participant who has a limited range of facial expressions, or who only has slightly unusual facial expressions, but directs almost all of his/her facial expressions to another person may be scored here. 2 = Rarely or never directs appropriate facial expressions to others.EXP, codingb_faceo
codingb_llnvc_cIntegerRequiredLanguage Production and Linked Nonverbal Communication0;1;2;7;8;90 = Vocalization usually accompanied by subtle and socially appropriate changes in gesture, gaze, and facial expression. 1 = Vocalization accompanied by abnormal, limited, or less than usual frequency and/or range of gesture, gaze, and facial expression, OR use of one modality almost exclusively (e.g., frequent use of gaze, but very limited use of gesture and facial expression). 2 = Little or no nonverbal communication linked with vocalization. 7 = Some avoidance of direct eye gaze, particularly at ihe beginning of the interview, perhaps because of shyness, but shows some modulation and coordination of language and nonverbal behavior. 8 = N/A; no vocalization OR no or minimal use of gesture, facial expression, or socially directed gaze. This code should be assigned automatically if the absence of linking can be accounted for by the limited frequency of unusual eye contact, facial expressions, and/or gestures. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.LINK, codingb_llnvc
codingb_shrnj_cIntegerRequiredShared Enjoyment in Interaction0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = Shows definite and appropriate pleasure in interactive participation or conversation during more than one task or conversational topic. 1 = Shows some appropriate pleasure in the examiner's actions, OR shows definite pleasure during one interaction. 2 = Shows little or no expressed pleasure in interaction. May show pleasure in his/her own actions or part of the conversation, but not in the examiner's behavior or in interaction. 8 = Not scorable due to little or no interaction, or for other reasons.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = Shows definite pleasure appropriate to context during interactive participation or conversation with the examiner in more than one task or conversational topic. 1 = Shows some pleasure appropriate to context during interactions with the examiner, OR shows definite pleasure during one interaction. 2 = Shows little or no expressed pleasure during interaction with the examiner, but shows pleasure in his or her own speech or actions, or in noninteractive components of the ADOS-2 materials or activities. 3 = Little or no expressed pleasure during the ADOS-2 evaluation. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.ENJ, codingb_shrnj
codingb_empth_cIntegerRequiredEmpathy/Comments on Others' Emotions0;1;2;3;8;90 = Communicates clear understanding and shared emotion with others for several different emotions. 1 = Communicates some degree of understanding and shared emotion with others for more than one emotion, OR communicates clear understanding and shared emotion of one emotion experienced by another individual. 2 = Communicates some understanding and/or shared emotion of at least one experience of another individual. 3 = No or minimal communication of emotional understanding or shared emotion.EMP, codingb_empth
codingb_insig_cIntegerRecommendedInsight0;1;2;3;8;9;9990 = Shows several examples of insight into the nature of typical social relationships, including his/her own role in at least one. 1 = Shows examples of insight into several typical social relationships, but not into his/her own role, OR into only one relationship including his/her own role. 2 = Shows some insight into one typical social relationship, though not necessarily about his/her own role in it. 3 = Shows no or limited insight into typical social relationships, with or without knowledge of his/her own role in them.INS, codingb_insig
codingb_qsov_cIntegerRequiredQuality of Social Overtures0;1;2;3;8;90 = Effectively uses nonverbal and verbal means to make clear social overtures to the examiner. The overtures must be appropriate to immediate contexts. 1 = Slightly unusual quality of some social overtures. Overtures may be restricted to persona l demands or related to the participant's own interests, but with some attempt to involve the examiner in those interests. 2 = Inappropriate overtures; many overtures lack integration into context AND/OR social quality. This includes the participant's bringing up preoccupations with little attempt to involve the examiner in them. 3 = No social overtures of any kind. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.QSOV, codingb_qsov
codingb_qsres_cIntegerRequiredQuality of Social Response0;1;2;3;8;90 = Shows a range of appropriate responses that are varied according to immediate social situations and presses. 1 = Shows responsiveness to most social contexts, but somewhat limited, socially awkward, inappropriate, inconsistent, or consistently negative. 2 = Odd, stereotyped responses, or responses that are restricted in range or inappropriate to the context. 3 = Minimal or no response to the examiner's attempts to engage the participant. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.QSR, codingb_qsres
codingb_arsoc_cIntegerRequiredAmount of Reciprocal Social Communication0;1;2;3;8;90 = Extensive use of verbal or nonverbal behaviors (at whatever level attained) for social interchange (i.e., chat, comments, remarks, or nonverbal behaviors that appear to have reciprocal intent). 1 = Some reciprocal social communication (as described above for a rating of 0 ), but reduced in frequency or amount, or in the number of contexts in which such behaviors occur (regardless of the amount of nonsocial talk). 2 = Most communication is either object-oriented (i.e., to ask for things), OR response to questions, OR echolalic, OR concerned with particular preoccupations; little or no social chat or give-and-take. 3 = Little or no communication with the examiner. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.ARSC, codingb_arsoc
codingb_oqrap_cIntegerRequiredOverall Quality of Rapport0;1;2;3;8;90 = Comfortable interaction between the participant and examiner that is appropriate to the context of the ADOS assessment. 1 = Interaction sometimes comfortable, but not sustained (e.g., sometimes feels awkward or stilted, or the participant's behavior seems mechanical or slightly inappropriate). 2 = One-sided or unusual interaction resulting in a consistently mildly uncomfortable session or a session that would have been difficult if the examiner had not continuously modified the structure of the situation beyond the standard activities in the ADOS evaluation. 3 = The participant shows minimal regard for the examiner, OR the session is markedly uncomfortable for a significant proportion of the time. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.OQR, codingb_oqrap
codingc_imgcr_cIntegerRequiredImagination/Creativity0;1;2;3;8;90 = Several different spontaneous, inventive, creative activities or comments in conversation. 1 = Some creative or make-believe actions, but limited in range or occurring only in response to one structured situation (e.g., creating a story). 2 = Little spontaneous creative or make-believe actions, OR only actions that are repetitive OR stereotyped in quality. 3 = No creative or inventive actions (not even stereotyped or repetitive). 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.IMAG, codingc_imgcr
codingd_usens_cIntegerRequiredUnusual Sensory Interest In Play Material/Person0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = No sniffing, repetitive touching, feeling of texture, licking, mouthing, or biting, interest in the repetition of certain sounds, or unusual or prolonged visual examination. 1 = Occasional unusual sensory interests OR not as clear as specified below for a rating of 2. 2 = Definite interest in nonfunctional elements of play materials, OR sensory examination of himself/herself or others.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = No unusual sensory interests or sensory-seeking behaviors. 1 = Several possible sensory interests not as clear as specified below for a rating of 2 AND/OR only one clear occurrence of an unusual sensory interest or a sensory-seeking behavior. One "possible" sensory interest should be coded 0. 2 = Definite interest in sensory elements of object or of play materials, OR sensory examination of himself or herself or others; two or more clear occurrences must be observed. May be observed during the same activity. 3 = Definite unusual sensory-seeking behaviors occur frequently, during at least two different tasks or activities, and may interfere with the ADOS-2 assessment. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.SINT, codingd_usens
codingd_usens_c_cmtString255RecommendedSpecify:codingd_usens_cmt
codingd_oman_cIntegerRequiredHand and Finger and Other Complex Mannerisms0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = None. 1 = Very brief or rare hand and finger mannerisms or complex mannerisms, OR mannerisms not as clear as specified below for a rating of 2. 2 = Definite finger flicking or twisting, AND/OR hand or other mannerisms or stereotypes.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = None. 1 = Unusual and/or repetitive hand and finger mannerisms or complex mannerisms not as clear as specified below for a rating of 2. 2 = Definite finger flicking or twisting, AND/OR hand or finger or complex mannerisms, stereotypies, or posturing. May be brief and/or rare if clear. 3 = Mannerisms, as described above, occur frequently, during at least two different tasks or activities, and/or may interfere with the ADOS-2 assessment. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.MAN, codingd_oman
codingd_oman_c_cmtString255RecommendedSpecify:codingd_oman_cmt
codingd_selfinj_cIntegerRequiredSelf-Injurious Behavior0;1;2;8;90 = No attempts to harm self. 1 = Dubious or possible self-injury, and/or rare but clear self-injury (e.g., one clear example of biting at own hand or arm, pulling own hair, slapping own face, or banging own head). 2 = More than one clear example of self-injury, such as head banging, face slapping, hair pulling, or self-biting. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.SIB, codingd_selfinj
codingd_topic_cIntegerRecommendedExcessive Interest in or References to Unusual or Highly Specific Topics or Objects or Repetitive Behaviors0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = No excessive interest in or references to unusual or highly specific or restricted topics or objects. 1 = Occasional references to unusual or highly specific topics or patterns of interest, occurring to an unusual degree. 2 = Definite, stereotyped, or unusual patterns of interest that may or may not intrude and/or interfere with social communication. 3 = Definite preoccupation(s) to a degree that interferes with the assessment.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = No excessive interest in or references to unusual or highly specific or restricted topics or objects or repetithze behaviors. 1 = Occasional references to unusual or highly specific topics or patterns of interest, occurring to an unusual degree, or occasional repetitive behaviors. 2 = Definite, stereotyped, or unusual patterns of interest that may or may not intrude and/or interfere with social communication and/or definite repetitive behaviors. 3 = Definite preoccupation(s) and/or repetitive behaviors to a degree that interferes with the ADOS-2 assessment. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.XINT, codingd_selfinj_cmt
codingd_ritl_cIntegerRecommendedCompulsions or Rituals0;1;2;8;90 = No obvious activities or verbal routines that must be completed in full or according to a sequence that is not part of the task. 1 = Unusually routinized in speech or activities (includes insistence on finishing the book or providing a list that is not relevant to the conversation), but no behavior that appears clearly compulsive in quality. 2 = One or more activities or verbal routines that the participant has to perform or say in a special way. The participant appears under pressure or becomes anxious if an activity is disrupted (i.e., compulsive quality is present). Include the recitation of lists that must be completed or that the examiner is asked to record (e.g., friends, favorite foods) or insistence that the examiner respond verbally in a highly specific way. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.RITL, codingd_ritl
codingd_ritl_c_cmtString255RecommendedSpecify:codingd_ritl_cmt
codinge_actve_cIntegerRequiredOveractivity/Agitation0;1;2;3;7;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = Sits still appropriately throughout the assessment. 1 = Sits, but often fidgets or moves about in the chair. Difficulties in the assessment are not principally due to overactivity or agitation. 2 = Difficulty sitting; moves in and out of the chair or handles or manipulates objects in a way that is difficult to interrupt. The level of activity disrupts the assessment. 7 = Underactive.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = Sits still appropriately throughout the ADOS-2 assessment. 1 = Sits, but often fidgets or moves about in the chair. Difficulties in the ADOS-2 assessment are not principally due to overactivity or agitation. 2 = Difficulty sitting; moves either in or out of the chair or handles or manipulates objects in a way that is mildly disruptive. 3 = Overactive behaviors are difficult to interrupt. The level of activity disrupts the ADOS-2 assessment. 7 = Underactive. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.OVER, codinge_actve
codinge_agg_cIntegerRequiredTantrums, Aggression, Negative or Disruptive Behavior0;1;2;3;8;9ADOS-1 (2001): 0 = Not disruptive, destructive, negative, or aggressive during the ADOS assessment. 1 = Occasional display of mild disruption, anger, or aggression or negative behavior to the examiner (includes verbal threats or a deliberately loud voice). 2 = Shows marked or repeated temper tantrums or significant aggression (e.g., throwing things, hitting or biting others). Loud screaming or yelling is included here.; ADOS-2 (2012): 0 = Not disruptive, destructive, negative, or aggressive during the ADOS-2 assessment. 1 = Displays an example of mild disruption, anger, or aggression or negative behavior to the examiner (includes verbal threats, swearing, or a deliberately loud voice). 2 = More than one intentionally disruptive or negative incident. Loud talking or repeated swearing is coded here. 3 = Shows marked or repeated temper tantrums or significant aggression (e.g., throwing things, hitting or biting others). Screaming or yelling is included here. 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.TANT, codinge_agg
codinge_anxty_cIntegerRequiredAnxiety0;1;2;8;90 = No obvious anxiety (e.g., trembling or jumpiness). 1 = Mild signs of anxiety or self-consciousness, especially at the beginning of the ADOS session or in response to specific activities. 2 = Marked anxiety throughout the ADOS assessment (may be intermittent or continuous). 9 = Cannot be rated for some reason other than that listed above, such as if an examiner makes an error and does not administer a particular ADOS activity.ANX, codinge_anxty
scoresumm_c_a7IntegerRecommendedReporting of EventsREPT_recode
scoresumm_c_a8IntegerRecommendedConversationCONV_recode
scoresumm_c_a9IntegerRecommendedDescriptive, Conventional, Instrumental, or Informational GesturesDGES_recode
scoresumm_c_b1IntegerRecommendedUnusual Eye ContactEYE_recode
scoresumm_c_b2IntegerRecommendedFacial Expressions Directed to OthersEXP_recode
scoresumm_c_b4IntegerRecommendedShared Enjoyment in InteractionENJ_recode
scoresumm_c_b7IntegerRecommendedQuality of Social OverturesQSOV_recode
scoresumm_c_b8IntegerRecommendedQuality of Social ResponseQSR_recode
scoresumm_c_b9IntegerRecommendedAmount of Reciprocal Social CommunicationARSC_recode
scoresumm_c_b10IntegerRecommendedOverall Quality of RapportOQR_recode
scoresumm_abtotal_2007IntegerRequiredSocial Affect Total (used only with 2007 scoring algorithm)In module 1 no words, equals A2 + A8 + B1 + B3 + B4 + B5 + B9 + B10 + B11 + 12. In module 1 some words, equals A2 + A7 + A8 + B1 + B3 + B4 + B5 + B9 + B10 + B12. In module 2, equals A7 + A8 + B1 + B2 + B3 + B5 + B6 + B8 + B10 + B11. In module 3, equals A7 + A8 + A9 + B1 + B2 + B4 + B7 + B8 + B9 + B10. Used only with 2007 scoring algorithm.Soc_Aff_Total
scoresumm_c_a4IntegerRecommendedStereotyped/Idiosyncratic Use of Words or PhrasesSTER_recode
scoresumm_c_d1IntegerRecommendedUnusual Sensory Interest in Play Material/PersonSINT_recode
scoresumm_c_d2IntegerRecommendedHand and Finger and Other Complex MannerismsMAN_recode
scoresumm_c_d4IntegerRecommendedExcessive Interest in Highly Specific Topics or ObjectsXINT_recode
scoresumm_adtotal_2007IntegerRequiredRestricted and Repetitive Behavior Total (used only with 2007 scoring algorithm)In module 1 no words, equals A3 + D1 + D2 + D4. In module 1 some words, equals A5 + D1 + D2 + D4. In module 2, equals A5 + D1 + D2 + D4. In module 3, equals A4 + D1 + D2 + D4. Used only with 2007 scoring algorithm.RRB_Total
scoresumm_total_2007IntegerRecommendedSocial Affect and Restricted and Repetitive Behavior Total (used only with 2007 scoring algorithm)Used only with 2007 scoring algorithmSoc_Aff_RRB_Total
scoresumm_adosdiag_2007String255RequiredADOS Diagnosis ClassificationModule 1, No words: Autism cut-off = 16; Autism spectrum cut-off = 11. Module 1, Some words: Autism cut-off = 12; Autism spectrum cut-off = 8. Module 2, Younger than Age 5: Autism cut-off = 10; Autism spectrum cut-off = 7. Module 2, Aged 5 or Older: Autism cut-off = 9; Autism spectrum cut-off = 8. Module 3: Autism cut-off = 9; Autism spectrum cut-off = 7.Revised_Algo_dx
scoresumm_overalldiag_2007String255RequiredOverall ADOS DiagnosisModule 1, No words: Autism cut-off = 16; Autism spectrum cut-off = 11. Module 1, Some words: Autism cut-off = 12; Autism spectrum cut-off = 8. Module 2, Younger than Age 5: Autism cut-off = 10; Autism spectrum cut-off = 7. Module 2, Aged 5 or Older: Autism cut-off = 9; Autism spectrum cut-off = 8. Module 3: Autism cut-off = 9; Autism spectrum cut-off = 7.DX, Dx
severscore_calIntegerRecommendedCalibrated Severity Score1::10
scoresumm_overalltotalIntegerRecommendedOverall Total (Social Affect + Restricted and Repetitive Behavior)total
scoresumm_compscoreIntegerRecommendedADOS-2 Comparison Score1::10; 999Level of autism spectrum-related symptoms: 1-2 = Minimal-to-no evidence. 3-4 = Low. 5-7 = Moderate. 8-10 = High.css
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  • Data Type: Which type of data this element is, e.g. String, Float, File location.
  • Size: If applicable, the character limit of this element
  • Required: This column displays whether the element is Required for valid submissions, Recommended for valid submissions, Conditional on other elements, or Optional
  • Description: A basic description
  • Value Range: Which values can appear validly in this element (case sensitive for strings)
  • Notes: Expanded description or notes on coding of values
  • Aliases: A list of currently supported Aliases (alternate element names)
  • For valid elements with shared data, on the far left is a Filter button you can use to view a summary of shared data for that element and apply a query filter to your Cart based on selected value ranges

At the top of this page you can also:

  • Use the search bar to filter the elements displayed. This will not filter on the Size of Required columns
  • Download a copy of this definition in CSV format
  • Download a blank CSV submission template prepopulated with the correct structure header rows ready to fill with subject records and upload

Please email the The NDA Help Desk with any questions.

Distribution for DataStructure: ados3_200701 and Element:
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Filters enable researchers to view the data shared in NDA before applying for access or for selecting specific data for download or NDA Study assignment. For those with access to NDA shared data, you may select specific values to be included by selecting an individual bar chart item or by selecting a range of values (e.g. interview_age) using the "Add Range" button. Note that not all elements have appropriately distinct values like comments and subjectkey and are not available for filtering. Additionally, item level detail is not always provided by the research community as indicated by the number of null values given.

Filters for multiple data elements within a structure are supported. Selections across multiple data structures will be supported in a future version of NDA.