The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers: Reliability in a Diverse Rural American Sample

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Date Published: 
February 6, 2013

Researchers at Virginia Tech examine M-CHAT performance in a very low socio-economic status setting and find it lacks internal consistency across ethnic and educational groups. Caregivers who reported a low maternal educational level or with minority status were more likely to mark items suggestive of autism compared to those with higher maternal education or non-minority status