Under direct supervision, the extern will conduct structured interviews of parents, administer standardized tests, such as the Bayley Scales of Infant Development 4th edition, the Differential Ability Scales (DAS-II) 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 the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2), as well as inpatient consultations. Trainees and their supervisors will integrate information from community resources (including schools and early intervention programs) and the medical record, 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.