GDOE Takes the Lead in the Identification and Assessment of Children with ASD

March 11-14, 2019: The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), Division of Special Education, with technical support from Guam CEDDERS, provided training to 8 GDOE personnel, Cohort #3, in the administration and scoring of the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition (ADOS-2).  The training is designed to prepare the participants to take the Western Psychological Services (WPS) certification test for administering the ADOS-2. The overarching goal of the training is to build the capacity of the GDOE in identifying and assessing young and school age children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  The training was conducted by Dr. Irina Zamora, psychologist from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

May 11-14, 2019: ADOS-2 Cohort #3 and coaches from L-R, back row: Arnell Medler, Barbara Bernardo, Julene Isezaki, Gage Parsons (coach), Rowena Dimla, Nadine Cepeda, and Jonathan Guerrero. Front row, L-R: Audra Mesa, Pia Watson, Dr. Irina Zamora (CHLA), and Josephine Cruz (Guam CEDDERS).
Brynn Badua gets ready to participate in the ADOS-2 live practice.
Guam Department of Education