Fly View Productions / iStock Roald Øien professor, Arctic University of Norway For the past five years, Roald Øien has stress-tested the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT), a go-to-screen for autism introduced in 2001. His results are far from encouraging: the screen misses more than 70 percent of children who are later diagnosed […]
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It is common for the first step in diagnosing a person with autism to be a simple screening test done by the person’s regular doctor. Screening can help determine if a person has characteristics and behaviors that are common to people with autism. After that, the doctor will refer the person to a specialist for […]
Punit Shah Associate professor, University of Bath Lucy Waldren PhD student, University of Bath When clinicians suspect someone has autism, they often turn to screening tools – standardized questionnaires or checklists that measure autism characteristics. If a high score confirms their suspicion, they refer the person to a specialist for diagnostic evaluation. These screening tools […]