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ERIC Number: EJ1130113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-3257
The French Version of the Modified-Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT): A Validation Study on a French Sample of 24 Month-Old Children
Baduel, Sophie; Guillon, Quentin; Afzali, Mohammad H.; Foudon, Nadège; Kruck, Jeanne; Rogé, Bernadette
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n2 p297-304 Feb 2017
Early ASD screening has the potential to reduce delays between initial parental concerns and diagnosis, and promote early intervention. The aim of this study was to validate the M-CHAT on a French population sample of 24 month-old children. This study included a low-risk sample of 1,227 children. A total of 20 children screened positive on the M-CHAT. Twelve out of 20 of these children received a diagnosis of ASD at 36 months, yielding a PPV of 0.60. These results add to the evidence that the M-CHAT is a useful screening instrument and further demonstrates the importance of the follow-up interview in primary care settings. This study provides French practitioners with guidelines regarding the use of the M-CHAT at 24 months.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: France
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