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

The Developmental Assessment of Young Children – Second Edition (DAYC-2; Voress & Maddox, 2013) is a norm-referenced assessment designed to identify possible delays in children aged birth through 5 years in the areas of cognition, communication, social emotional development, physical development, and adaptive behavior. Each of the five domains measured reflects an area mandated for assessment and intervention in IDEA for young children.

Overview

The DAYC-2 helps to identify infants and young children who may benefit from early intervention. The assessment is individually administered by a clinician or a team through observation, interview of caregivers, and/or direct assessment. The DAYC-2 can be tailored to the individual’s assessment needs by administering any combination of the subtests. Standard scores, percentile scores, and age equivalents can be derived for each of the five subtests. When all five subtests are administered, a measure of general development is obtained.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Developmental Assessment of Young Children – Second Edition (DAYC-2) Voress & Maddox (2012) 0–5;11

Norm-based assessment individually administered through observation, interview of caregivers, and/or direct assessment

Yields standard scores, percentile scores, and age equivalents for each subtest and for overall development if all five subtests administered

Allows tailoring of assessment by using all or any combination of the five subtests

10–20 min. per domain

Subtests can be used independently for each domain: Cognition, Communication, Social Emotional Development, Physical Development, and Adaptive Behavior. A measure of general development is obtained when all five subtests are given.

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