ZERO TO THREE published DC:0-3 in 1994 to address the need for a systematic, developmentally based approach to the classification of mental health and developmental disorders in the first four years of life. It was the first-ever attempt by a group of experienced clinicians to formulate a useful scheme that would complement, but not replace, existing medical and developmental frameworks.
In the 10 years since its publication, DC:0-3 has become increasingly valued as a complement to The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-III-R) and the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (ICD 9). DC:0-3 has been published in 8 additional languages, increasing its accessibility to clinicians around the world.
DC: 0-3 revisions - Explains the need for a revision to DC:0-3
Clinical Formulation In Infancy and Early Childhood - Clinical formulation involves the drawing together of multiple observations and sources of information about the individual within a general diagnostic scheme, so as to guide the clinician about what to do next.
DC:0-3R Forms to Reproduce - Four forms from DC:0-3R
Diagnostic Guidelines - Clinicians may find them helpful when using DC:0-3R to diagnose the mental health and developmental disorders of very young children.
The DC:0-3R Multi-Axial System - DC:0-3R continues the multiaxial classification system that has been so useful in clinical formulation. Use of the multiaxial system for clinical formulation focuses the clinician's attention on the factors that may be contributing to the difficulties of the infant or young child, adaptive strengths, and additional areas of functioning in which intervention may be needed.
The Diagnostic Process - The diagnostic process consists of two aspects: the classification of disorders and the assessment of individuals.
ZERO TO THREE Articles on DC: 0-3R - Zero to Three Journal articles about diagnosing developmental delays and disorders in infants and toddlers.