The DAYC-2 identifies children birth through 5;11 with possible delays in the following domains: cognition, communication, social-emotional development, physical development, and adaptive behavior. Each of the five domains reflects an area mandated for assessment and intervention for young children in IDEA. The domains can be assessed independently, so examiners may test only the domains that interest them or test all five domains when desiring a measure of general development. The DAYC-2 format allows examiners to obtain information about a child’s abilities through observation, interview of caregivers, and direct assessment. Examiners may administer the DAYC-2 in arena assessment so that each discipline can use the evaluation tool independently.
Normative data for the DAYC-2 included a national sample of 1,832 children; characteristics of the normative sample approximate the 2010 census. Standard scores, percentile ranks, and age equivalents are provided for each domain, and for overall general development if all five domains are assessed.
New features of the DAYC-2
- All new normative data collected in 2009 - 2011.
- Subdomain scores for receptive language and expressive language within the Communication Domain and for gross motor and fine motor within the Physical Development Domain. Examiners may select the subdomain or domain scores that interest them.
- Numerous validity studies, including studies of the test’s sensitivity and specificity.
- Items reworded for clarity.
- Simplified ceiling rule.
DAYC-2 Complete Kit
- Examiner’s Manual
- 25 Cognitive Scoring Forms
- 25 Communication Scoring Forms
- 25 Physical Development Scoring Forms
- 25 Social-Emotional Development Scoring Forms
- 25 Adaptive Behavior Scoring Forms
- 25 Mini Poster-Pack of Early Child Development Chart,3E
- 25 Examiner Summary Sheets
- Sturdy storage box (2013)