adaptive behavior scale

a·dap·tive behavior scale

A series of tests used to quantify the ability of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed individuals to live independently. The tests assess personal self-sufficiency, as in eating and dressing, community self-sufficiency, as in shopping and communicating, and personal and social responsibility, as in job performance and the use of leisure time.
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Manual and AAMD Adaptive Behavior scale,Berkeley:University of California.
There also was no difference in the mean changes in scores between the placebo and memantine groups in part I of the Adaptive Behavior Scale (-1.
The Adult Functional Adaptive Behavior Scale (AFAES), which measures 14 areas of adaptive functioning including speech, socialization and reality orientation, was also completed at the time of participant identification.
Revisions to the AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale, such as the ABS:S2, drawn in part from new research data, have increased its validity and reliability.
Jane presented with severe mental retardation, scoring in the below average range in adaptive behaviors as compared to norms on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (Sparrow, Balla, & Cichetti, 1984).
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale: The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VAB; Sparrow, Balla, & Cicchetti, 1998) is a semi-structured interview, administered to a parent or other caregiver of the child.
The children with autism were all assessed to have a mild adaptive deficit based on administration of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (Sparrow, Balla, & Cicchetti, 1984).
All children were assessed with the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS) (Schopler, Reichler, DeVellis & Daly, 1988) and the Survey Form of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (Sparrow, Balla & Cicchetti, 1984) at the start of intervention and at approximately two years and four years into treatment.
The subscale of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, used to measure activities of daily living, demonstrated no significant changes.
Autonomy and decision making opportunities were determined with the Resident Choice Assessment Scale (Durant, Kearney, & Mindell, 1987), and behavioral competencies essential to social comfort and fit were determined with the American Association on Mental Deficiency Adaptive Behavior Scale, Parts I and II.
The study on adaptive skills and developmental outcomes was based on three measuring tools: International Adoption Questionnaires given to parents; the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, which yielded a Mental Developmental Index (MDI) score and a Psychomotor Developmental Index (PDI) score; and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, which measures personal and social skills used for everyday living.

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