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ERIC Number: EJ1115281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
Two-Step Screening of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers in Thai Children with Language Delay and Typically Developing Children
Srisinghasongkram, Pornchada; Pruksananonda, Chandhita; Chonchaiya, Weerasak
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v46 n10 p3317-3329 Oct 2016
This study aimed to validate the use of two-step Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) screening adapted for a Thai population. Our participants included both high-risk children with language delay (N = 109) and low-risk children with typical development (N = 732). Compared with the critical scoring criteria, the total scoring method (failing =3 items) yielded the highest sensitivity of 90.7%; specificity was 99.7%, positive predictive value 96.1%, and negative predictive value 99.4%. The two-step M-CHAT screening is a promising instrument that can be utilized to detect ASD in Thai children in both primary and clinical settings. Moreover, socio-cultural context should be considered when adopting the use and interpretation of the M-CHAT for each country.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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