The Developmental Assessment of Young Children - Second Edition (DAYC-2) is an assessment used to identify children birth through 5 years 11 months with possible delays in the 5 domains (Cognition, Communication, Social-emotional development, Physical development and Adaptive behaviour).
The domains can be assessed independently, so examiners may test 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 Examiner Summary Sheet is used when two or more domains are given. The Sheet summarises the information from the multiple domains.
There is also space to generate the General Development Index (GI), which can be computed when all five domains are given.