By Thomas Oakland, Patti L. Harrison
This booklet summarizes info on adaptive habit and abilities in addition to normal matters in adaptive habit review with the aim of selling sound review perform in the course of makes use of, interpretations, and functions of the Adaptive habit review System-II. Adaptive habit and abilities confer with own characteristics linked to the facility to satisfy one's own wishes comparable to communique, self-care, socialization, and so forth. and people of others. facts from measures of adaptive habit were used most typically in overview and intervention companies for individuals with psychological retardation. besides the fact that, the demonstrate of adaptive behaviors and abilities is correct to all folks. The Adaptive habit overview System-II (ABAS-II) offers a finished, norm-referenced evaluate of the adaptive habit and abilities of people from delivery via age 89. the excellent natures of the ABAS-II, ease in management and scoring, and large age diversity have led to its frequent use for a great number of evaluation reasons. The e-book presents functional details and therefore serves as a necessary source in case you use the ABAS-II. * Assists within the practical use of the ABAS-II* presents case stories illustrating use of the ABAS-II in entire evaluate and intervention making plans* stories scholarship on adaptive behaviors and abilities* Describes felony, moral, and different specialist criteria and guidance that follow to using the ABAS-II and different measures of adaptive habit* Discusses using the ABAS-II with autism, psychological retardation; young ones and people in simple and secondary tuition; in addition to incarcerated people being evaluated for attainable psychological retardation
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The ABAS-II commonly is used to assist professionals in diagnosing and classifying disorders. Research and clinical experiences with the ABAS-II underscore its value when working with children who display Asperser’s or an autistic disorder, attention deﬁcit/hyperactivity disorder, emotional/behavioral disorders, language disorders, learning disabilities and disorders, physical impairments, sleep disorders, or Tourette’s disorder as well as those who are hearing or visually impaired. Research and clinical experiences with the ABAS-II also underscore its value when working with older adolescents and adults, including the elderly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s type and other forms of dementia, depressive and mood disorders, or substance abuse.
Research related to cultural, race, and ethnic group differences on adaptive behavior scales is of increasing importance, given concerns about disproportionate placement of minority students in special education programs, especially in the category of mental retardation (Donovan & Cross, 2002). Reschly et al. (2002) concluded that “There seems to be little evidence that adaptive behavior assessment is as prone to cultural, racial, and ethnic bias as other areas of psychological testing” (p. 157).
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