Purpose: Identifies infants and young children who may benefit from early intervention
Age: Birth – 5 years
Time: 10 to 20 minutes for each domain
The Developmental Assessment of Young Children Second Edition (DAYC-2) can be used to identify possible delays in the areas of cognition, communication, social-emotional development, physical development and adaptive behaviour.
The domains can be assessed independently, so examiners may test only the domains that interest them or test all five domains when a measure of general development is desired.
The DAYC-2 format allows you to obtain information about a child’s abilities through observation, interview of caregivers, and direct assessment. The DAYC-2 may also be used as an evaluation tool independently in specific clinical circumstances that do not require a full assessment.
- All new normative data were collected in 2009 - 2011
- Subdomain scores are provided for receptive language and expressive language within the Communication Domain and for gross motor and fine motor within the Physical Development Domain
- Numerous validity studies, including studies of the test’s sensitivity and specificity, have been provided
- Items were reworded for clarity
- The ceiling rule was simplified
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Specialist: Psychology (S1)
- Master degree in psychology OR
- Bachelor degree in psychology, PLUS evidence of postgraduate qualifications in psychometric testing