Updated & Revised Edition of the DASI-II
Ages: 2 months through 5-11Testing Time: 15 to 30 minutes
The Cognitive Assessment of Young Children (CAYC) is
an easy-to-administer screening and assessment tool used to identify
children with developmental delays. It is based on the same reliable,
successful, theoretical model upon which the DASI (Developmental Activities Screening Inventory) and DASI-II were both designed. This test was normed on 743 demographically representative children, residing in 16 different states.
The CAYC serves four main purposes:
- Early Identification of Developmental Delay in order to facilitate early intervention.
- Determination of Strengths and Weaknesses contributes valuable information to the total diagnostic effort.
of Progress provides clinicians, early childhood educators, teachers,
diagnosticians, and psychologists a base from which to monitor change
and evaluation. Conclusions can then be made on whether to continue,
modify, or terminate the intervention program.
- Research Data can be collected from the well-constructed, reliable and valid results.
CAYC consists of 107 structured, play-based items in six age-related
levels. Each level consists of developmental and mega-cognitive tasks,
including, but not limited to the following: (a) fine motor coordination
and planning, (b) interactive communication and play, (c) memory, (d)
reasoning, (e) perceptual development, (f) processing, (g)
classification and organizational skills, (h) concept development, (i)
practical knowledge, and (j) components of early learning skills. Items
increase sequentially in difficulty. The child being tested must have
sufficient hearing, vision, and movement skills in order to understand
and respond to test items.
COMPLETE CAYC KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, Card Kit, Examiner's Record Booklet, and an Object Kit, all in a sturdy storage box. (2010)