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ERIC Number: EJ1126844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Introducing a New Classification of Early Childhood Disorders: DC:0-5™
Zeanah, Charles H.; Carter, Alice S.; Cohen, Julie; Egger, Helen; Gleason, Mary Margaret; Keren, Miri; Lieberman, Alicia; Mulrooney, Kathleen; Oser, Cindy
ZERO TO THREE, v37 n3 p11-17 Jan 2017
This article introduces the revised and updated "DC:0-5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood." The authors describe the past and current efforts to create a developmentally based classification system for very young children. DC:0-3, published in 1994 by ZERO TO THREE, was created to address the significant need for a systematic, developmentally based approach to the classification of mental health and developmental difficulties in the first 4 years of life (i.e., birth through 3 years old). Based on advances in knowledge, ZERO TO THREE decided to revise DC:0-3 and published DC:0-3R in 2005. The current revision, DC:0-5, was substantial, expanding the age range from 3 years old to 5 years old and expanding the number of diagnostic categories and clinical disorders from previous versions. The authors describe the new features of DC:0-5, detail three levels of the training model, highlight other DC:0-5 resources, and discuss the future of DC:0-5.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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