Evidence-based Shared Decisions


Autism Screening Using the M-CHAT-R and M-CHAT-R Follow Up Interview

Posted by Jennifer Nail on Nov 9, 2016 4:48:25 PM

Why should pediatricians use a structured screening like the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddler-Revised (MCHAT-R) to screen for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in toddlers?  After all, parents don’t like to fill out seemingly endless forms, and with all the topics doctors are required to cover in well-child visits, it can be easy to skip the formal screen in favor of “eyeballing” a child’s behavior or relying on parent report.   Next time you’re faced with a screaming toddler or a stressed-out parent and you’re tempted to skip the screen, consider the following.

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Topics: ASD, AUtism screening, m-chat-r follow up, mchat, m-chat, m-chat-r, mchat-r, autism


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