Impact of a digital Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers-Revised on likelihood and age of autism diagnosis and referral for developmental evaluation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

This was a project in primary care for young children (1-2 years old). We tested a parent questionnaire on a tablet. This tablet questionnaire asked questions to see whether the child may have autism. We compared the paper and pencil version of the questionnaire to the tablet questionnaire. We read the medical charts for the children until they were 4 years old to see whether they ended up having autism. We found that doctors were more likely to recommend an autism evaluation when a parent used the tablet questionnaire. We think that the tablet's automatic scoring feature helped the doctors. We also think that the doctors benefited from the advice the tablet gave them.

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Cited Authors

  • Major, S; Campbell, K; Espinosa, S; Baker, JP; Carpenter, KL; Sapiro, G; Vermeer, S; Dawson, G

Published Date

  • October 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 1629 - 1638

PubMed ID

  • 32466674

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7541635

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1461-7005

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/1362361320916656


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England