For a summary and technical information on the DECA-Preschool, Second Edition, assessment tool, click here.
For a summary of the research evidence for the DECA Program, click here.
Comprehensive Literature Review
Chain, J., Dopp, A., Smith, G., Woodland, S., & LeBuffe, P. (2010). The Devereux Early Childhood Assessment Literature Review. Unpublished manuscript. The Devereux Center for Resilient Children, Villanova, PA.
Selected Excerpts From Reviews
Birkby, B. W. (2005). Early Childhood Mental Health Program (ECMH): Evaluation report FY 2005. Retrieved March 8, 2010, from http://mhmr.ky.gov/mhsas/files/ECMHY3%20Evaluation.pdf View Report.
Reddy, L. (2007). Test reviews. Canadian Journal of School Psychology. 22(1), 121-127. View Abstract.
Stainback-Tracy, K. (2004). Screening for social and emotional development for infants, toddlers, & preschoolers in Colorado. Retrieved December 21, 2009, from http://www.projectbloom.org View Report.
Stewart-Brown, S. & Edmunds, L. (2007). Assessing emotional intelligence in children: A review of existing measures of emotional and social competence. In R. Bar-On, J. G. Maree, & M. J. Elias (Eds.), Educating people to be emotionally intelligent (pp. 241-257). Connecticut: Praeger. View Book Synopsis. View Pages with DECA.
Denham, S. A., Wyatt, T. M., Bassett, H. H., Echeverria, D., & Knox, S. S. (2009). Assessing social-emotional development in children from a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63(11), 137-152. View Abstract.
Squires, J. K. (2000). Identifying social/emotional and behavioral problems in infants and toddlers. The Transdisciplinary Journal, 10(2), 107-119. View Abstract.
Lien, M. T. & Carlson, J. S. (2009). Psychometric properties of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment in a Head Start sample. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 27(5), 386-396. View Abstract.
Jaberg, P. E, Dixon, D. J., & Weis, G. M. (2009). Replication evidence in support of the psychometric properties of the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 24(2), 158-166. View Abstract.
Crane, J., Mincic, M.S., Winsler, A. (2011). Parent-teacher agreement and reliability on the Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA) in English and Spanish for ethnically diverse children living in poverty. Early Education and Development, 22(3), 520-547. View Abstract.
Caselman, T. D., & Self, P. A. (2008). Assessment instruments for measuring young children’s social-emotional behavioral development. Children and Schools, 30(2), 103-115. View Abstract.
Fuccillo, J. (2008). Specific learning behaviors as mediators of the association between teacher-child attachment and school readiness. Unpublished thesis, Universityof Miami.
Bracken, B. A, Keith L. K., & Walker, K.C. (1998). Assessment of preschool behavior and social-emotional functioning: A review of thirteen third-party instruments. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 16, 153-169. View Abstract.
Bridges, L. J., Berry, D. J., Johnson, R., Calkins, J., Margie, N. G. et al. (2004). Early childhood measures profiles. Washington, DC: Child Trends. View Report.
Loew, S. A. (2005). Devereux Early Childhood Assessment – Clinical Form. In R. A. Spies & B. S. Plake (Eds.), Mental Measurements Yearbook, 16th ed. (pp. 300-302).Nebraska: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. What is Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook?
Ballard, J. C. (2005). Devereux Early Childhood Assessment – Clinical Form. In R.A. Spies & B.S. Plake (Eds.), Mental Measurements Yearbook, 16th ed. (pp. 300-302). Nebraska: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. What is Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook?
Buhs, E. S. (2003). Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The Fifteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. What is Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook?
Chittooran, M. M. (2003). Devereux Early Childhood Assessment. In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The Fifteenth Mental Measurements Yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements. What is Buros Mental Measurements Yearbook?
McCabe, P. C. & Altamura, M. (2011). Empiracally valid strategies to improve social and emotional competence of preschool children. Psychology in Schools, 48 (5), 513-540.