Devereux Early Childhood Assessment, Clinical (DECA-C)

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 (DECA-P2), 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 old and is available in both paper and web-based formats.

Kit Contents

Note: Each of these items is available to purchase separately.

DECA Clinical Record Forms

Completed by parents and teachers, the DECA-C assesses aggression, attention problems, emotional control problems, and withdrawal/depression, in addition to attachment/relationships, initiative and self-control. Available in Spanish only on the e-DECA.

DECA Clinical Technical Manual

This manual provides essential information on the development, administration, scoring, interpretations, and utilizations of DECA-C results in assessment, eligibility determinations, intervention planning and outcome evaluation.

DECA Clinical Norms Reference Card

Use this card to identify scores based parent and teacher assessment ratings.

The DECA-C is designed to be interpreted by a qualified mental health or special education professional. A customer qualifications form must be submitted before use of the DECA-C, in the paper or web-based format. For more information on these qualifications, click here.

Take the self-paced online course!

This training opportunity is designed to share information and build skills around the use of the DECA-C tool in the context of a primary prevention and mental health promotion model and used when needs of children cannot be met solely by programming at the universal and targeted levels. Learn more.

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Not yet using the DECA Program / e-DECA and want to chat with someone about changing that? Fill out this short form and we’ll be in touch!

DECA Program (Birth through Five) PowerPoint Presentation

Designed to help you introduce and explain the DECA Program to others (colleagues, parents/families, funders, etc.).

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