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Study Exposes ‘Significant Shortcomings’ In Autism Screening


[Source:  Disability Scoop]

The primary method that pediatricians use to identify children with autism is missing more kids with the developmental disorder than it catches, new research suggests.

Less than 40 percent of children later diagnosed with autism screened positive on what’s known as the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers with Follow-Up, or M-CHAT/F, when they were assessed as youngsters.

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