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:
1. Early Identification of Developmental Delay in order to facilitate early intervention.
2. Determination of Strengths and Weaknesses contributes valuable information to the total diagnostic effort.
3. Documentation 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.
4. Research Data can be collected from well-constructed, reliable and valid results.