II. Indications

  1. Autism Screening for ages 16-48 months
  2. Recommended for periodic screening at 18 and 24 months

III. Description

  1. Parent completes 23 question survey in 5-10 minute period
  2. Six critical questions
  3. Referral indicated if child fails more than 3 items total or 2 critical items

IV. Background

  1. Developed by Robins, Fein and Barton in 1999

V. Advantages

  1. In public domain for use
  2. Good efficacy
  3. Available in numerous languages

VI. Efficacy

VII. Resources

  1. First Signs Site
    1. http://www.firstsigns.org

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