Differential Ability Scales®-II Early Years Spanish Supplement
Overview: Assess cognitive strengths and needs of Spanish-speaking children across a wide range of domains.
Age Range: 2:6–6:11
RTI Tiers: RTI Level 3
Completion Time: Core battery 45–60 minutes; Diagnostic subtests 30 minutes
Scores/Interpretation: Standard scores and percentiles by age
Scoring Options: DAS-II Scoring Assistant® or manual scoring
Publication Date: 2012
Identify a Spanish-speaking child's cognitive strengths and challenges more accurately
The DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement enables you to obtain a more accurate picture of Spanish-speaking children’s cognitive strengths and needs by assessing them in their primary language. This child-friendly instrument supplements the DAS-II Complete Kit to provide an in-depth analysis of learning abilities across a wide range of domains.
Features & Benefits
During the translation and adaptation of the DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement, professionals representing each of the following countries (as well as specific geographic areas of the United States) were involved to ensure that any cultural or language issues that might affect the assessment of a child from that specific culture were addressed: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Venezuela.
When a bilingual psychologist is unavailable, the interpreter’s manual included with the DAS-II Spanish Supplement provides information that is key to effectively collaborating with an interpreter to administer the battery. In addition to training suggestions, the manual includes a full version of the manual with Spanish instructions for use by an interpreter so that the examiner can follow along during the administration.
ASSIST Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software – Scores and generates a variety of reports on your computer.
The raw scores achieved using the DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement are equated to the English raw scores for the DAS-II and then converted to a weighted ability score.
DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement Brochure (PDF- 1.5 MB)
DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement: An Overview
Presenter: Dr. Gloria Maccow
Do you need to identify the cognitive abilities of Spanish-speaking children? Learn more about the Differential Ability Scales, Second Edition (DAS-II) Early Years Spanish Supplement, to be published in the fall of 2012. This instrument supplements the DAS-II Complete Kit. Clinicians can use the subtests to obtain an accurate picture of the cognitive strengths and needs of Spanish-speaking children ages 2 years 6 months through 6 years 11 months. During this one-hour webinar, the presenter will describe the components of the DAS-II Early Years Spanish Supplement.
Date: Nov 26, 2012