The DECA-Clinical Form 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, but also assess 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.
The DECA-C Made the Short List!
In 2016, the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology recognized the DECA-C as one of the six strongest measures of social and emotional development in early childhood. Out of a total of 75 measures evaluated, we are very proud to have made this very short list! To learn more and even download a PDF of the article, click here.Purchase Resource
DECA-C Record Forms
Completed by parents and teachers, the DECA-C assesses aggression, attention-problems, emotional control problems, and withdrawal/depression in addition to attachment, initiative, and self-control. *Web-based version available on e-DECA2.0
This manual provides essential information on the development, administration, scoring, interpretations, and utilization of DECA-C results in assessment, eligibility determinations, intervention planning, and outcome evaluation.
DECA-C Norms Reference Card
Use this card, in an easy to read format, to identify scores based on parent and teacher assessment ratings.
The DECA-C is designed to be interpreted by a qualified mental health or special education professional. Customer qualifications form must be approved before ordering. For more information on these qualifications, download the Customer Qualifications form in the grey bar on the right of this page or contact 1-800-334-2014.
DECA-C administration available On-Line!
The e-DECA 2.0 has the allows for administration and scoring of the DECA-C on a web-based platform. For more information about the e-DECA 2.0, click here.