Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Screen your child for Autism - Online & for FREE ! Use the MCHAT tool

Have you ever suspected that your child may be autistic?
The following "red flags" may indicate your child is at risk for an autism spectrum disorder. If your child exhibits any of the following, please don’t delay in asking your pediatrician or family doctor for an evaluation:

No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months
No babbling by 12 months
No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months
No words by 16 months
No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months
Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age

Now you can easily screen your child for Autism with a simple questions based online testing software called MCHAT
Here is the link to the MCHAT test


Remember, this is a screening test, and not a diagnosis. Please discuss any abnormal results with your doctor.

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