What Happens If My Child Fails MCHAT?

Any child who fails the MCHAT should be re-screened approximately one month later.

As with any screening instrument, a second MCHAT is advisable so that those children who are just slightly delayed are given time to catch up and also to focus efforts on children who are failing consistently. Any child who fails the MCHAT for a second time should be referred to a specialist clinic for diagnosis since the MCHAT is not a diagnostic tool.