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This video, featuring Michael J. Morrier, Ph.D., BCBA Assistant Director, Emory University Autism Center, provides an overview of current diagnostic criteria for receiving a diagnosis of a Pervasive Developmental Disorder as outlined by the DMV-IV-TR (APA, 2000). A brief overview of current diagnostic instruments, qualified professionals, why receive a diagnosis, and the difference between a medical diagnosis and an educational eligibility will be provided. Also discussed will be how an initial diagnosis and re-evaluations can be used to track progress and skills to be targeted for intervention.

The Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - a simple validated screening tool developed in the UK and widely used at 18-month check-ups.

Printable CHAT Poster
CHAT Screening Tool
Instructional Video, CHAT Screening Tool