Please provide me with some general information regarding the Devereux Early Chilhood Assessment such as: Is it used to identify children for early intervention programs? What type of assessment is it and its purpose? What are it's advantages and disadvantages?
The history of the assessment is copied and pasted from this site: http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=deci_about_history - I did not paraphrase for you, this is a direct quote, so you may actually take quotes from this material.
Since 1912, Devereux has been providing high quality human services to children, adults, and families with special needs deriving from behavioral, psychological, intellectual, or neurological impairments. Today, Devereux is the nation's largest non-profit behavioral health care provider, serving approximately 20,000 children, adolescents and adults each year across the country in residential, community and day programs. While Devereux's array of services is vast, children with emotional and behavioral difficulties comprise approximately half of the individuals served in a given year. Tragically, the age at which such children are referred to Devereux continues to get younger and younger each year. Whereas in the past Devereux would expect 14 or 15 year-olds to be referred for residential treatment, today it is not uncommon for a child as young as 5 years old to ...
Scholarly Web based reference on Deveraux Early Childhood Assessment and discussion of the instrument, With URL citation.