The Process of Diagnosing an Autism Spectrum Disorder Part 3.3: ADI

Video Summary

Laura, mother of Gregory (ASD) discusses some aspects of his language and communication during an Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI). They discuss how much language he currently has, when he first started using words, how he communicated before he had verbal language and whether he currently uses any nonverbal communication. Rebecca, the assessor, explains several of the items she discusses with Laura.

"...since the therapy has started; now he can say maybe a hundred and fifty words. But again, they're not spontaneous. They're "What is this? Lion..." But he won't see a lion and go, "Lion." He won't do things like that."
— Laura (Gregory's Mother)


    • Autism- General Information
    • Autism Diagnostic Interview (ADI)
    • Autism-General Information
    • labeling
    • Learning
    • manding / requesting
    • using gestures
    • Non-Verbal Communicative Skills
    • Beckoning
    • Clapping
    • Nonverbal Behaviors Used in Social Interaction
    • lack of eye contact
    • eye contact
    • Nonverbal Communicative Skills
    • inappropriate gestures
    • lack of pointing
    • pointing to request
    • pointing to show
    • unusual pointing
    • nodding / shaking head
    • Social Interaction
    • tooling
    • Therapies
    • Speech Therapy
    • command prompts
    • reinforcement
    • Verbal Communicative Skills
    • lack of expressive language
    • receptive language
    • lack of receptive language
    • Babbling

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