Large-scale use of the modified checklist for autism in low-risk toddlers.

@article{Chlebowski2013LargescaleUO,
  title={Large-scale use of the modified checklist for autism in low-risk toddlers.},
  author={Colby Chlebowski and Diana L. Robins and Marianne L. Barton and Deborah Fein},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={e1121-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to examine use of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) as an autism-specific screening instrument in a large, geographically diverse pediatrics-based sample. METHODS The M-CHAT and the M-CHAT Follow-Up (M-CHAT/F) were used to screen 18,989 toddlers at pediatric well-child visits in 2 US geographic regions. Pediatricians directly referred children to ascertain potential missed screening cases. Screen-positive children received the M-CHAT… CONTINUE READING