Are you concerned about your child’s development? Does you child show signs of developmental delay? Could these signs be autism?
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, early diagnosis and treatment improves functional outcomes; therefore, recommends autism screening during children’s 18- and 24-months checkup.
Whether your child shows signs of delay or not, complete the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up(M-CHAT-R/F)™ to help you assess the risk for autism. It takes only a few minutes.
The M-CHAT-R/F is a copyrighted instrument, and use of this instrument is limited by the authors and copyright holders. The M-CHAT-R and M-CHAT-R/F may be used for clinical, research, and educational purposes. Although the developers are making the tool available free of charge for these uses, this is copyrighted material and it is not open source. Anyone interested in using the M-CHAT-R/F in any commercial or electronic products must contact Diana L. Robins at DianaLRobins@gmail.com to request permission.
(FOR EXAMPLE, if you point at a toy or an animal, does your child look at the toy or animal?)
(FOR EXAMPLE, pretend to drink from an empty cup, pretend to talk on a phone, or pretend to feed a doll or stuffed animal)
(FOR EXAMPLE, furniture, playground equipment, or stairs)
(FOR EXAMPLE, does your child wiggle his or her fingers close to his or her eyes?)
(FOR EXAMPLE, pointing to a snack or toy that is out of reach)
(FOR EXAMPLE, pointing to an airplane in the sky or a big truck in the road)
(FOR EXAMPLE, does your child watch other children, smile at them, or go to them?)
(FOR EXAMPLE, showing you a flower, a stuffed animal, or a toy truck)
(FOR EXAMPLE, does he or she look up, talk or babble, or stop what he or she is doing when you call his or her name?)
(FOR EXAMPLE, a vacuum cleaner or loud music)
(FOR EXAMPLE, wave bye-bye, clap, or make a funny noise when you do)
(FOR EXAMPLE, does your child look at you for praise, or say “look” or “watch me”)
(FOR EXAMPLE, if you don’t point, can your child understand “put the book on the chair” or “bring me the blanket”)
(FOR EXAMPLE, if he or she hears a strange or funny noise, or sees a new toy, will he or she look at your face?)
(FOR EXAMPLE, being swung or bounced on your knee)
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