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Developmental Assessment of Young Children – Second Edition (DAYC-2)

Author(s): Judith K. Voress and Taddy Maddox
Publisher: PRO-Ed USA, 2013
SKU code: PG_DAYC-2


Purpose: Identifies infants and young children who may benefit from early intervention

Age: Birth – 5 years

Time: 10 to 20 minutes for each domain

Format: Hard-copy

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.

Key Features

  • 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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Author(s): Judith K. Voress and Taddy Maddox