publication . Article . 2007

Screening for autistic spectrum disorder at the 18-month developmental assessment: a population-based study.

Vandenheuvel, A.; Fitzgerald, M.; Birgit Greiner; Perr, I. J.;
  • Published: 01 Sep 2007
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
VanDenHeuvel A, Fitzgerald M, Greiner B, Perry IJ. Screening for autistic spectrum disorder at the 18-month developmental assessment: a population-based study. Ir Med J. 2007;100(8):565-7. The objectives of this study were to assess the feasibility of administering the CHecklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT) at the 18-month developmental check, estimate the prevalence of screening positive for autism at the first and second administrations of the CHAT and estimate the prevalence of diagnosed cases of autism. A cross-sectional study design was utilised and data was collected at child developmental screening clinics in counties Cork and Kerry. The sample group con...
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Medical Subject Headings: mental disorders
free text keywords: Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (CHAT), Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Autism in children -- Diagnosis, Autism in children -- Ireland
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