Learning the signs

Learing the signs of Autism

The M-CHAT is a tool used to facilitate the screening of young children that are at risk for autism. The M-CHAT is a screening tool for early detection of autism recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics typically for children between 18-24 months of age.

The screening tool should be used to alert parents and then to seek a professional diagnosis from a Paediatric Neurologist or Paediatric Psychiatrist.

The checklist and scoring instructions can be downloaded from www.mchatscreen.com or www.firstsigns.org.