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The development of Chinese versions of the ADOS and ADI-R  

Of the available standardized diagnostic instruments for autism spectrum disorders, the Autism Diagnostic Observational Schedule (ADOS) and the Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R) are the most commonly used. Currently, both the ADOS and ADI-R are available in twelve languages, and although Chinese mandarin is the primary language for 1.2 billion people worldwide, it is not available in this language. The unavailability of proper diagnostic tools in Chinese has been one of the major barriers for autism researchers who conduct research in Chinese speaking populations. To fill the gap and facilitate future autism research in Chinese speaking populations, this application will both translate and adapt the ADOS and ADI-R into Chinese mandarin and train Chinese-speaking clinicians to become research reliable on these diagnostic instruments so a later prevalence study can be conducted in this country. Project Status


Funder Autism Speaks
Fiscal Year Funding $0.00
Project Number 2109
Principal Investigator Lee, Li-Ching
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 1: When Should I Be Concerned? (Diagnosis)
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 1SB. Validate and improve the sensitivity and specificity of new or existing screening and diagnostic tools, including comparison of general developmental screening versus autism-specific screening tools, in both high risk and population-based samples through studies of the following community populations that are diverse in terms of age, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, characteristics of ASD, and general level of functioning by 2012. IACC Recommended Budget: $5,400,000 over 3 years.
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
State/Country Maryland
Web Link 1 The development of Chinese versions of the ADOS and ADI-R (External web link)
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects The development of Chinese versions of the ADOS and ADI-R | $127,500.00 | 2010 | 2109