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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The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) was used to assess the social skills necessary for living independently [15].
The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale for Socialization, one of the tests commonly used to measure real-world functional abilities, showed some improvement after 12 weeks of cord blood treatment over the placebo.
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 (-1.7 and -10.7, respectively), which measures independent functioning, or part II (0 and 1.0, respectively), which measures challenging behavior (Lancet 2011 Jan.
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).
The measures employed covered three broad areas: autistic severity (Gilliam Autism Rating Scale), educational functioning (British Abilities Scales II), and adaptive behavioral functioning (Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale).
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.
(204) The measures of participant age, gender, race, Adaptive Behavior Scale scores, category of mental retardation, and Challenging Behavior Scale scores are included in the analysis as predictor or independent variables.

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