Using Questionnaires and MChat in Assessing Child Development
Dr. Forletti explains that in his pediatric office, he routinely supplements his clinical judgment with standarized parent report questionnaires, including the Denver Developmental Questionnaire and the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M CHAT). These questionnaires help to document a child's development and make parents aware of delays and atypcial behaviors that their child may exhibit. These questionnaires also help doctors discuss concerns that they may have during the well child visit.
"It's also helpful when a child doesn't do well on these tests; they score under average. It allows us to show the parent in black and white..there's something that needs to be addressed..."
— Damian Forletti, MD