Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS)

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Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Advanced Version - English

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.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Complete - English

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.
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Last Updated: Feb 23, 2022, 10:23PM

Dimensional Change Card Sort (DCCS) - Standard Version - English

The standard version of the Dimensional Change Card Sort task by Zelazo (2006) used to measure executive functioning in children as young as 3.
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Last Updated: Mar 5, 2022, 12:14AM

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.