CHAT rooms revisited

My editor alerted me to a recent article in Pediatrics“Validation of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised With Follow-up (M-CHAT-R/F)” — and asked if I might provide a bit of commentary. I obliged with a few revised thoughts on developmental surveillance and screening in the pediatric patient. more»

For those readers who aren’t familiar with the tool, the M-CHAT is a screening instrument designed to identify toddlers at risk for ASD — that’s Autistic Spectrum Disorder, not Atrial Septal Defect, which is a different problem entirely, diagnosed using the grey matter between the ear pieces of a stethoscope in lieu of a parental questionnaire.

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