Developmental Assessment of Young Children â€“ 2nd Ed. (DAYC-2)
Developmental Assessment of Young Children – 2nd Ed.
Ages: Birth through 5 years
Testing Time: 10 to 20 minutes for each domain
Complete Kit: Examiner’s Manual; 25 each of Cognitive, Communication, Physical Development, Social-Emotional Development, and Adaptive Behavior Scoring Forms; a 25 Mini Poster-Pack of Early Child Development Chart, 3E; and 25 Examiner Summary Sheets, all in a sturdy storage box.
The DAYC-2 is a popular test used to identify 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 a measure of general development is desired. The DAYC-2 format allows examiners to obtain information about a child’s abilities through observation, interview of caregivers, and direct assessment. The DAYC-2 may be used in arena assessment so that each discipline can use the evaluation tool independently.