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The Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (Q-CHAT) is a questionnaire which aims to identify toddlers aged 18 to 30 months old who may have autism.
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Research at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge has shown that the average score on the Q-CHAT in the general population is 27. The score range on the Q-CHAT is 0 – 100. The average score for boys is 28, and for girls is 26. The average score for children with a diagnosis of autism is 52. If you have concerns about your child and their score is equal to or greater than 39, please print this page with the questionnaire and discuss this with your family doctor. A score of 39 and above does not mean your child has autism. It simply means that if you already have concerns relating to social communication development, it may be worth discussing these with a health professional. Similarly, if your child scores less than 39 and you are still worried about his/her development, please consult with your family doctor or seek advice from a trusted health professional.
The Q-CHAT questionnaire is brought to you by Transforming Autism and the Autism Research Trust.
For GPs/Health Professionals
The Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (Q-CHAT) is a parent-report 25 item questionnaire that aims to capture traits that may be related to autism in toddlers aged 18 – 30 months. Items focus on social communication, repetitive and stereotyped behaviours, and sensory behaviours. A preliminary study of the Q-CHAT found it discriminated well between young children already diagnosed with autism and toddlers from the general population. In a large population screening study due to be published later this year, researchers at the University of Cambridge found that every child who received a research diagnosis of autism scored equal to or greater than 39 on the Q-CHAT at this age. However, the Q-CHAT is not a diagnostic tool and can only help to characterise the extent to which a child may be showing signs of autism at 18 – 30 months of age. If a parent has concerns about their child that relate to autism and their score is 39 or above, please consider making a referral for a neurodevelopmental assessment.
- Question 1 of 30
What age is your child (in months)?
- Question 2 of 30
What is your child’s gender?
- Question 3 of 30
Does your Child have an Autism diagnosis?
- Question 4 of 30
Has your child been diagnosed with any of the following?
- Question 5 of 30
Do any of your child’s immediate family members (siblings or parents) have a diagnosis of autism?
- Question 6 of 30
Does your child look at you when you call his/her name?
- Question 7 of 30
How easy is it for you to get eye contact with your child?
- Question 8 of 30
When your child is playing alone, does s/he line objects up?
- Question 9 of 30
Can other people easily understand your child’s speech?
- Question 10 of 30
Does your child point to indicate that s/he wants something (e.g a toy that is out of reach)?
- Question 11 of 30
Does your child point to share interest with you (e.g pointing at an interesting sight)?
- Question 12 of 30
How long can your child’s interest be maintained by a spinning object (e.g washing machine, electric fan, toy car wheels)?
- Question 13 of 30
How many words can your child say?
- Question 14 of 30
Does your child pretend (e.g. care for dolls, talk on a toy phone)?
- Question 15 of 30
Does your child follow where you’re looking?
- Question 16 of 30
How often does your child sniff or lick unusual objects?
- Question 17 of 30
Does your child place your hand on an object when s/he wants you to use it (e.g on a door handle when s/he wants you to open the door, on a toy when s/he wants you to activate it)?
- Question 18 of 30
Does your child walk on tiptoe?
- Question 19 of 30
How easy is it for your child to adapt when his/her routine changes or when things are out of their usual place?
- Question 20 of 30
If you or someone else in the family is visibly upset, does your child show signs of wanting to comfort them (e.g stroking their hair, hugging them)?
- Question 21 of 30
Does your child do the same thing over and over again (e.g running the tap, turning the light switch on and off, opening and closing doors)?
- Question 22 of 30
Would you describe your child’s first words as:
- Question 23 of 30
Does your child echo things s/he hears (e.g things that you say, lines from songs or movies, sounds)?
- Question 24 of 30
Does your child use simple gestures (e.g wave goodbye)?
- Question 25 of 30
Does your child make unusual finger movements near his/her eyes?
- Question 26 of 30
Does your child spontaneously look at your face to check your reaction when faced with something unfamiliar?
- Question 27 of 30
How long can your child’s interest be maintained by just one or two objects?
- Question 28 of 30
Does your child twiddle objects repetitively (e.g pieces of string)
- Question 29 of 30
Does your child seem oversensitive to noise?
- Question 30 of 30
Does your child stare at nothing with no apparent purpose?