Under direct supervision, the extern will conduct structured interviews of parents, administer standardized tests, such as the Bayley Scales of Infant Development 4th edition, Differential Ability Scales 2nd edition, and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, in addition to scoring and interpreting parent- and teacher-report measures. In addition, the extern will have the opportunity to observe administration of, learn to administer and score test items from the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule 2nd Edition and how to conduct comprehensive diagnostic interview.
Trainees and their supervisors will integrate information from community resources, including schools and early intervention programs, and medical records, help formulate a therapeutic plan, provide parent feedback and write the assessment report. The extern will also learn about strategies and interventions to help with common behavior and developmental challenges for this age range. The extern will have the opportunity to present their case as part of afternoon rounds. An opportunity to join inpatient consultations, as well as developmental rounds in the NICU and/or CICU/HKU, is also available.