Scientific projects

Сurrently Federal Resource Center runs following Research & Development Projects:
  • Comprehensive support for children with ASD on the basis of evidence-based-approach
  • Approbation of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) in Russian environmen
  • Developing of Assessment for Life Skills
  • Research of syndromic forms of autism (EEG, genetic, psychometric assesment)

Comprehensive support for children with ASD on the basis of evidence-based-approach

The R&D is carried out as part of a global task to uncover methods with proven effectiveness in the practice of working with children with ASD. The relevance of this task is steadily increasing due to the expressed request from both parents and specialists in the psychological and pedagogical profile. At the same time, the effectiveness of care is not simply determined in a program that has proven itself by methods, but they are effective in assessment with complex diagnostics. On the other hand, experience, the use of well-established, effective in the opinion of specialists and parents of children with ASD, but not observed scientific studies of effectiveness. The need for a systematic solution to this problem determined the tasks of the first stages of research.

Approbation of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS-2) in Russian environmen

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS), recognized as the "gold standard" for diagnosing ASD at the international level among the instruments that involve direct communication with the subject.

The ADOS procedure is a diagnostic session that includes a series of structured and semi-structured tasks, during which the specialist presents the subject with the opportunity to use his social and communication skills, as well as to display other behaviors related to ASD.

The data on the predictive validity of ADOS-2 will become the basis for its implementation in the work of a wide range of specialists.  Presented research will open up the opportunity to Russian researchers for connection to international multicenter research projects and will improve the detection and quality of dicription of ASD in the Russian Federation. The dissemination of knowledge will be provided by the publication of an expert opinion and the holding of trainigs.