adaptive behavior scales

a·dap·tive be·hav·ior scales

a behavioral assessment device to quantify the levels of skills of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed people in interacting with the environment; consists of three developmentally related factors: 1) personal self-sufficiency, for example, eating, dressing; 2) community self-sufficiency, for example, shopping, communicating; 3) personal and social responsibility, for example, use of leisure time, job performance. See: intelligence.

a·dap·tive be·hav·ior scales

(ă-dap'tiv bē-hāv'yŏr skālz)
A behavioral assessment device to quantify the levels of skills of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed people in interacting with the environment; consists of three developmentally related factors: 1) personal self-sufficiency, e.g., eating, dressing; 2) community self-sufficiency, e.g., shopping, communicating; and 3) personal and social responsibility, e.g., use of leisure time, job performance.
See: intelligence
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Social work assessment of adaptive functioning using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. J Hum Behav Soc Environ 1999; 2: 33-50.
All studies used same assessment tools to evaluate adaptive behavior: Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales [20, 22], Adaptive Behavior Assessment System [19], socially engaged imitation [21], Comprehensive Developmental Inventory for Infants and Toddlers [23], and Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function [24] for assessing behavior function (Table 1).
Among the topics that i placed under the assessment category were sessions covering student testing techniques such as conducting Vineland adaptive behavior scales, BASC (Basic Assessment System for Children) rating scales, and other adaptive behavior scales.
The participants initially met criteria for an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) diagnosis, but they have since lost all ASD symptoms and diagnosis based on clinical judgment and on assessments in social cognition (face recognition), language, and social interaction as measured on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
The primary outcome measures were the Clinical Global Impressions Improvement and Severity Scales (CGI-I and CGI-S); secondary outcomes were the Preschool Language Scale-4, Social Responsiveness Scale, Aberrant Behavior Checklist, and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. No significant differences were seen between groups for the primary outcomes.
Wang said that fortunately, a post hoc analysis of a key secondary endpoint--the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales socialization score showed an impressive improvement in response to arbaclofen among the 96 patients whose serial Vineland assessments were conducted by the same trained clinician and caregiver, in accord with the study protocol.
* by using the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, 2nd Edition (Vineland-II), to confirm progress in treatment--a function for which the test has not been validated--needed care could be denied to children who could benefit from ABA
Additional behavior testing included the Aberrant Behavior Checklist (ABC), Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL), and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS).
Motor function was estimated according to the motor skills domain score of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) [14].
All of the children were administered the Mullen Sales of Early Learning and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales to assess their cognitive and adaptive development.
That study examined the relationships between ratings on the IAA for students with significant disabilities, corresponding scores on the general assessment, and ratings on two norm-referenced teacher rating scales: the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES; DiPerna & Elliott, 2000) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS; Sparrow, Balla, & Cicchetti, 1985).

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