Author(s) : Marilyn J. Monteiro, PhD, and Sheri Stegall, PhD
Publisher : WPS, 2018
SKU : 602MIG
The Monteiro Interview Guidelines for Diagnosing the Autism Spectrum, 2nd Edition (MIGDAS-2) is a sensory-based process for gathering and organising the qualitative information needed to diagnose autism in children, adolescents, and adults.
The process includes guidelines for gathering information from parents/caregivers and teachers, and for conducting a sensory-based interview with the individual being evaluated. The end result is a comprehensive behavioral profile that describes the individual’s distinct way of relating to the world, supplementing assessment scores and informing diagnosis and treatment planning.
The MIGDAS-2 process is designed to facilitate writing a narrative evaluation report and providing diagnostic feedback using language that is easily understood by parents and others involved in the individual’s care.
The MIGDAS-2 interviews require the use of common, sensory-based toys and materials (not included in the Kit purchase). The use of these materials and suggestions for building a sensory-based materials kit are described in the MIGDAS-2 Manual.
The MIGDAS-2 Diagnostic Interview for Individuals with Limited to No Verbal Fluency Form (pkg 5) is designed for use with individuals who have not yet acquired the use of functional language. It is suitable for use with young children (i.e., preschool-aged children and toddlers who are able to engage in sensory-based play), as well as with older children, adolescents, and adults who display limited language and accompanying intellectual impairment.