The Developmental Assessment of Young Children - Second Edition (DAYC-2) is a popular test used to identify children with possible delays in the following domains: cognition, communication, social-emotional development, physical development, and adaptive behavior.
Ages: Birth through 5-11 Testing Time: 10 to 20 minutes for each domain Administration: Individual
Description: 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.
The DAYC-2 was normed on 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 tested.
New features of the DAYC-2
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. Examiners may select the subdomain or domain scores that interest them.
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.
Ordering Options for Online-Scoring and Report System:
DAYC-2 Online Scoring and Report System (1st Year) The annual base subscription provides a one time initial base subscription for 12 months (includes 5 licenses).
DAYC-2 Online Scoring and Report System Add-On 5 User Licenses This add-on license unlocks 5 additional users for the DAYC-2 Online Scoring and Report System base subscription (includes 5 licenses). This purchase of this product requires a base subscription (EVA526308).
DAYC-2 Online Scoring and Report System Annual 5-User License Renewal This annual renewal extends the initial base subscription license for an additional 12 months. The renewal license includes all features of the base subscription (includes 5 license renewals). This product requires an initial base subscription (EVA526308) one year prior to purchase.
Purchasers are provided unique access codes via email to unlock the Online Scoring and Report System administrations. Please allow 3 business day for delivery.
COMPLETE DAYC-2 KIT INCLUDES: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. (2013)