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Choueiri R, Garrison WT, Tokatli V, et al. The RITA-T (Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers) Community Model to Improve Access and Early Identification of Autism in Young Children. Child Neurology Open. 2023;10. doi:10.1177/2329048X231203817

Choueiri, R., Garrison, W.T. & Tokatli, V. Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): Strategies for Use in Local Communities. Indian J Pediatr (2022).

Kong XJ, Sherman HT, Tian R, et al. Validation of Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers Using Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule™ Second Edition in Children at High-Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Front Psychiatry. 2021;12:737890. Published 2021 Oct 1. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2021.737890

Choueiri R, Lindenbaum A, Ravi M, Robsky W, Flahive J, Garrison W. Improving Early Identification and Access to Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Toddlers in a Culturally Diverse Community with the Rapid Interactive screening Test for Autism in Toddlers. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Published online 2021:1-9. doi:10.1007/s10803-020-04851-3

Yassin R, Abbas LA, Krayem M, Salame E, Choueiri R, et al. (2020) The Rapid Interactive Screening Test for Autism in Toddlers (RITA-T): Validity in a Lebanese Cross-Cultural Pilot Study. Int J Autism & Relat Disabil: IJARD-136. DOI: 10.29011/2642-3227.000036

Lemay J, Amin P, Langenberger S, McLeod S. Experience with the Rapid Interactive Test for Autism in Toddlers in an Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Clinic. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019 Sept. 00:1–9, 2019 DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000730

Roula N. Choueiri and Andrew W. Zimmerman. New Assessments and Treatments in ASD. Review paper. March. Curr treat Options Neurol 2017. 19:6. DOI: 10.1007/s11940-017-0443-8.

Lemay J, Meridith Yohemas M, Langenberger S. Redesign of the autism spectrum screening and diagnostic process for children aged 12 to 36 months. Pediatrics & Child Health. 2017 Jan; pxx 187

Zwaigenbaum L, Bauman ML, Choueiri R, et al. Early Identification and Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Executive Summary. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct; 136 Suppl 1:S1-9.

Choueiri R, Wagner S. A New Interactive Screening Test for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Toddlers. Journal of Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 167(2):460-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.05.029. PMID:26210844

Generalization of Trainings and Models. Pictured is a map of Massachusetts with RITA-T training sites highlighted in red circles.

Current Collaborations

  • June Kong, MD: Validation of the RITA-T in Chinese American Toddlers and pilot study in Bejing, China
  • Reem Yassin, SLP, and Rose Mary Boustany, MD: Validation of the RITA-T in Beirut, Lebanon
  • Jean Francois Lemay, MD: Application and Integration of the RITA-T in a tertiary care center in Calgary, Alberta
  • Nadia Abouzeid, Ph.D./Psy.D: Translation of RITA-T into French in Montreal, Canada
  • Mahmut Cem Tarakçıoğlu, MD: Validation of the RITA-T in Istanbul, Turkey
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