Diagnostic Manuals

DC:0-3R: The Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, Revised (DC:0-3R) - is designed to help mental health and other professionals, recognize mental health and developmental challenges in young children, understand how relationships and environmental factors contribute to mental health and developmental disorders, use diagnostic criteria effectively for classification and intervention, and work more effectively with parents and other professionals to develop effective treatment plans.

DSM - V: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition

Diagnostic Tools

DECA-C (Devereux Early Childhood Assessment – Clinical): the DECA-C is a standardized, norm-referenced behavior rating scale that assesses behaviors related to both social and emotional resilience as well as concerns. Used for children ages 2-6.

BSID-III (Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development): examines all facets of a young child’s development.

MSEL (Mullen Scales of Early Learning): Measure cognitive ability and motor development quickly and reliably.

WPPSI-IV (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence – IV): measures a child’s intellectual ability.

CBCL (Child Behavior Checklist): The CBCL/Achenbach System is a comprehensive approach to assess adaptive and maladaptive functioning. There are parent and teacher forms available to both preschool and school- age children. Used for children ages, 1.5 to 5 and ages 6-18.

For a more information on these screening tools and more, please visit the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.