The modified checklist for autism in toddlers: reliability in a diverse rural American sample.

@article{Scarpa2013TheMC,
  title={The modified checklist for autism in toddlers: reliability in a diverse rural American sample.},
  author={Angela Scarpa and Nuri M Reyes and Michelle A. Patriquin and Jill Lorenzi and Tyler A Hassenfeldt and Varsha J Desai and Kathryn Waldrop Kerkering},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2013},
  volume={43 10},
  pages={2269-79}
}
This study investigated the psychometric properties of the modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT) in a diverse rural American low-socioeconomic status (SES) sample. Four hundred and forty-seven English (n = 335) and Spanish (n = 112) speaking caregivers completed the M-CHAT during their toddler's 18- or 24-month well visit in a Southwest Virginia pediatric clinic. The M-CHAT did not show acceptable internal consistency in groups with low maternal education or minority status… CONTINUE READING
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