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Early Childhood Social Emotional Assessment

Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) for infants (1-18 months) and toddlers (18-36 months) is a standardized, strengths-based, social-emotional assessment that may be completed by both parents and caregivers. It provides reliable and valid data to promote young children’s social and emotional development.

The DECA Clinical Form (DECA-C) is designed to be used by early childhood mental health consultants and other mental health professionals with those select children who are already showing significant behavioral concerns. The DECA-C contains all of the strength-based resilience items and scales found on the DECA Preschool Form, but also assesses social and emotional concerns, including aggression, attention problems, emotional control problems, and withdrawal/depression. The DECA-C is appropriate for children 2 through 5 years of age.

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