Nationwide Children's Hospital’s has developed an interdisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. In order to provide state of the art assessment and diagnosis, the Child Development Center has recruited a range of specialists including:
- Developmental Pediatrician
- Speech and Language Pathologists
- Resource Coordinators
Autism Screening Instrument
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) instrument is used to screen toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age to assess their risk for autism spectrum disorders.
If you answer “No” about your child to more than 3 items, contact your child’s pediatrician or family physician for an evaluation, or call (614) 355-8080 to request an appointment with Nationwide Children’s Behavioral Health Services.
For additional information, please call (614) 355-8315 and ask to speak with an Autism Resource Coordinator.
Please note that there is a high false positive rate, meaning that not all children who score at risk for autism spectrum disorders will be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.