Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a validated developmental
screening tool for toddlers between 16 and 30 months of age. It is designed to identify
children who may benefit from a more thorough developmental and autism evaluation.
This is administered at our 18 and 24 month check up.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires, Third Edition (ASQ-3) The ASQ is a screening tool used at check ups from birth to age 5. This form is filled
out by parents prior to the visit then scored by nursing staff. It screens for developmental
and social-emotional delays. The form is usually ready for you to review just before
seeing the patient.
Immunization Action Coalition The Immunization Action Coalition works to improve vaccine rates and provide information
on vaccine preventable diseases to healthcare professionals and the public. This is
a great resource for parents with concerns about vaccines. There is an excellent section
on personal testimonies by parents who lost children to influenza, pertussis, pneumococcal
meningitis and more.
healthychildren.org A website designed for parents by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is information
on parenting, safety and prevention, development, nutrition, medical and mental health
issues. This is useful for well child visits and general parenting advice.