Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS)

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Available Test Forms

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Advanced Version

The advanced version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3. This version replaces border cues with verbal cues before each trial.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated
English
Feb 22, 2023, 4:53PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Complete

The complete version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006). The complete version runs the standard version, and if they pass, continues with the advanced version.
Duration: 10 minutes
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Last Updated
English
Feb 23, 2022, 10:23PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Standard Version

The standard version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3.
Duration: 5 minutes
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Last Updated
English
Apr 18, 2023, 6:00PM

References

Google ScholarSearch Google Scholar for peer-reviewed, published research using the Inquisit Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS).

Diamond, A., Carlson, S., & Beck, D. (2005). Preschool Children's Performance in Task Switching on the Dimensional Change Card Sort Task: Separating the Dimensions Aids the Ability to Switch. Developmental Neuropsychology, 28(2), 689-729.

Zelazo, P.D. (2006). The Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS): a method of assessing executive function in children. Nature Protocols, 1, pp. 297+.

Dichter, G., Radonovich, K., Turner-Brown, L., Lam, K., Holtzclaw, T., & Bodfish, J. (2009). Performance of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders on the Dimension-Change Card Sort Task. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(4), 448-456.

Hanania, R. (2010). Two types of perseveration in the Dimension Change Card Sort task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 107(3), 325-336.

Bardikoff, N., & Sabbagh, M. (2021). Multidimensional Reasoning Can Promote 3‐Year‐Old Children’s Performance on the Dimensional Change Card Sort Task. Child Development, 92(5), E924-E939.

Perone, S., Molitor, S., Buss, A., Spencer, J., & Samuelson, L. (2015). Enhancing the Executive Functions of 3-Year-Olds in the Dimensional Change Card Sort Task. Child Development, 86(3), 812-827.

Bardikoff, N., & Sabbagh, M. (2021). Multidimensional Reasoning Can Promote 3‐Year‐Old Children’s Performance on the Dimensional Change Card Sort Task. Child Development, 92(5), E924-E939.