|Title:||The clinical utility of the modified checklist for autism in toddlers with high risk 18-48 month old children in Singapore|
|Journal:||J Autism Dev Disord|
|Alternate Journal:||Journal of autism and developmental disorders|
|Abstract:||The modified checklist for autism in toddlers (M-CHAT) is a tool developed for 16-30 month old children to screen for autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It is a well-researched tool, but little is known about its utility with Singaporean toddlers and with older children referred for developmental concerns. This study investigated the M-CHAT's performance with 18-30 month old (N = 173) and >30-48 month old (N = 407) developmentally at-risk Singaporean children, when used with three recommended scoring methods i.e., the total, critical and Best7 scoring methods. The results indicate that the critical and Best7 scoring methods detected most true cases of ASD without inflating the false positive rates in toddlers, and that only the total scoring method performed acceptably for the older children.|
Koh, Hwan Cui
Lim, Si Huan
Chan, Gifford Jiguang
Lin, Marisa Bilin
Lim, Hong Huay
J Autism Dev Disord. 2014 Feb
44(2):405-16. doi: 10.1007/s10803-013-1880-1.
|Authors Address:||Department of Child Development, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Women's Tower Level 5, 100 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore, 229899, Singapore, email@example.com.|
|Appears in Collections:||2014|
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