M-CHAT-R Scoring Instructions

To score the M-CHAT-R, use this list of failed responses to compare the parents’ responses on the screener. The child receives one point for each failed response.

A child demonstrates Medium-Risk for ASD if the total score is 3-7, and a Follow-Up Interview should be performed. If a child’s total score is 8-20 points they are at High-Risk for ASD and a Follow-Up Interview can be performed to gain clarity on at-risk responses or you can skip this step and refer the child for a diagnostic evaluation and early intervention services. A total score of 0-2 means the child passed the screener and surveillance should continue at all subsequent health supervision visits.

To score the M-CHAT-R, use this list of failed responses to compare the parents’ responses on the screener. The child receives one point for each failed response.
Question Failed Response
1 No
2 Yes
3 No
4 No
5 Yes
6 No
7 No
8 No
9 No
10 No
11 No
12 Yes
13 No
14 No
15 No
16 No
17 No
18 No
19 No
20 No

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