Record – The AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale-School: 2 (ABS-S: 2; Lambert, Nihira, & Leland, ) is the second revision of the original AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale—School, Second Edition. $ Availability: Test Review Available for Download. Note that what you are purchasing is a test . The Adaptive Behavior Scale-School Edition (ABS-S:2) assesses the current functioning of children through years of age being evaluated for evidence.

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The diagnosis of mental retardation, for example, requires deficits in both cognitive ability and adaptive behavior, occurring before age It has also been useful in evaluating adaptive behavior characteristics of autistic children and differentiating behavior disordered children who require special education assistance from those with behavior problems who can be educated in regular class programs. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Get to Know Us. A standardized test should also demonstrate validity, meaning that it actually measures what it portends to measure. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scalesa revision of the original Vineland Social Maturity Scale, are distinguished by their heritage as well as by good norms and psychometrics. The scale is divided into two parts.

The skills within Part One are grouped into nine behavior domains: Items such as Blames own mistakes on others receives the same weight as Chokes others. Scales Compared This paper compares the four most widely used tests of adaptive and maladaptive behavior.


In norming, a large number of individuals are given a standardized test in order to determine average normal test scores, often averages for each age or other sub-group.

A mathematics test score would be difficult or impossible to interpret if the test included a smattering of social studies questions. Adaptive behavior assessments are often used in preschool and special education programs for determining eligibility, for program planning, and for assessing outcomes.

A raw score of 7, for example doesn’t mean much. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Both versions assess the manner in which individuals cope with the natural and social demands of their environment. Discriminant analysis for school placement level and level of mental retardation.

It can be used to assess the functioning of children being evaluated for evidence of mental retardation, for evaluating adaptive behavior characteristics of children with autism, and vehavior differentiating children with behavior disorders who require special education assistance from those with behavior problems who can be educated in regular class aamrr. It involves trying out items and analyzing them; revising or discarding those that don’t work, adding items where there are gaps in difficulty, and reanalysis.

An average five-year-old, for example, would be expected to have adaptive behavior similar to that of other five-year-olds.


AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scale-School: Second Edition (Abs-S:2)

Although the assessment booklets are quite straight-forward and well organized adaptive items are ordered by difficulty and scored never, sometimes, or usuallythe interview process is somewhat complex and time-consuming. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Response Booklet adapted for people who are blind Planning Worksheet: Part One focuses on personal independence and is designed to evaluate coping skills considered important to independence and responsibility in daily living.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Both include a Motor Skills Domain for children less than 6 years old and an optional Maladaptive Behavior Domain for children age 5 through Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Norming adzptive the process of determining average scores for average people.

Consult the tests’ manuals for additional reliability and validity studies with other ages and other groups. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: Its adaptive behavior scale is available in two forms — one for School, the other Residential and Community Settings.

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Appendices 26 and 52 pages describe scoring criteria for each item. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Part I Personal independence.

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