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J Autism Dev Disord. 2017 Feb;47(2):297-304. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2950-y.

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.

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1
CERPPS, Universite de Toulouse, UT2J, 5, allées Antonio Machado, 31058, Toulouse Cedex9, France. baduel@univ-tlse2.fr.
2
CERPPS, Universite de Toulouse, UT2J, 5, allées Antonio Machado, 31058, Toulouse Cedex9, France.
3
Centre de Sciences Cognitives, Universite de Neuchâtel, Espace Louis-Agassiz 1, 2000, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
4
Institut Universitaire de France (IUF), Paris, France.

Abstract

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 1227 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.

KEYWORDS:

ASD; M-CHAT; PPV; Screening; Sensitivity

PMID:
27817161
DOI:
10.1007/s10803-016-2950-y
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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