adaptive functioning

adaptive functioning,

n the relative ability of a person to effectively interact with society on all levels and care for one's self; affected by one's willingness to practice skills and pursue opportunities for improvement on all levels. Often used to describe levels of mental retardation.
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He suffers from a disability, with below-average intellectual and adaptive functioning.
The state relied on decades-old medical standards and a requirement that a person has a low IQ and has had poor adaptive functioning since childhood, which it determined in a controversial set of factors.
the cism is designed to provide a tiered approach of support services and self-resiliency training specific to providing assistance designed to reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long term adaptive functioning and coping.
68) The DSM-V focuses on three aspects in determining whether a person has an intellectual disability: "[d]eficits in intellectual functions," "[d]eficits in adaptive functioning that result in failure to meet developmental and socio-cultural standards," and "[ojnset of intellectual and adaptive deficits during the developmental period.
PFA-S is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by emergencies and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping.
Preschool children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) differed from each other in symptom severity and adaptive functioning at the time of diagnosis, and some of these differences appeared to increase by age 6, according to a new study.
Tobolowsky digs into key aspects of this question, including definitions of intellectual and adaptive functioning, identifying intellectually disabled offenders, offender claims under Atkins that have been successful and unsuccessful, challenges for state offenders pursing Atkins claims through federal collateral review, and appropriate ways to enforce the Atkins execution exclusion.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-V) [1] recommends that specifiers indicating the severity of intellectual disability be based on an individual's adaptive functioning rather than an intelligence quotient (IQ) score, and supports this recommendation by indicating that adaptive functioning determines the level of support an individual requires, and that IQ scores are less valid at the lower end of the IQ range.
The clinical manifestations of the disorder in adulthood affect the capacity to plan, the ability to organize one's time and finish tasks or projects, or the tendency to forget important appointments, among other difficulties that have negative effects on general adaptive functioning (Barkley, 2008).
During the 22 weeks of the study, children who received telemental health (TMH) improved significantly in ADHD inattention and hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder, school performance, and adaptive functioning, based on the ratings provided by their parents.
Second, as an extension of the first point, my initial proposal (Hansen, 2012) was misguided because I advocated for an emphasis on humanism and a concomitant de-emphasis of scientific ideology in the counseling profession, a position that violates the CEST principle that both the experiential and rational systems should play equally important roles as contributors to adaptive functioning.

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