The M-CHAT-R/F detected ASD at a significantly higher rate than the M-CHAT (67 cases per 10,000 using the M-CHAT-R/F vs.
Standardized ASD-specific screening can reduce the age of ASD detection by two years, compared to the national median age of diagnosis.
Of children who continue to show ASD risk on the 2-stage M-CHAT-R/F, 95% are diagnosed with a developmental delay or concern about development, including ASD.
This highlights the confidence physicians and healthcare providers have that referrals are needed when children screen positive on the 2-stage M-CHAT-R/F.” 3.30 months, 7570 female).
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Continued positive screens resulted in a full diagnostic evaluation.