Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II

Clinical Use and Interpretation

Edited by

  • Thomas Oakland, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Patti Harrison, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

This book summarizes information on adaptive behavior and skills as well as general issues in adaptive behavior assessment with the goal of promoting sound assessment practice during uses, interpretations, and applications of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II. Adaptive behavior and skills refer to personal qualities associated with the ability to meet one’s personal needs such as communication, self-care, socialization, etc. and those of others. Data from measures of adaptive behavior have been used most commonly in assessment and intervention services for persons with mental retardation. However, the display of adaptive behaviors and skills is relevant to all persons. The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II (ABAS-II) provides a comprehensive, norm-referenced assessment of the adaptive behavior and skills of individuals from birth through age 89. The comprehensive natures of the ABAS-II, ease in administration and scoring, and wide age range have resulted in its widespread use for a large number of assessment purposes. The book provides practical information and thus serves as a valuable resource for those who use the ABAS-II.
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Psychologists using the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II.


Book information

  • Published: April 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-373586-7

Table of Contents

PrefaceChapter 1Adaptive Behaviors and Skills: An IntroductionThomas Oakland and Patti L. HarrisonChapter 2Professional and Legal Issues in Adaptive Behavior AssessmentThomas Oakland and Patti L. HarrisonChapter 3ABAS-II Assessment MethodsPatti L. Harrison and Thomas Oakland Section II: ABAS-II AND ADAPTIVE SKILL AREASChapter 4Communication SkillsG. Richmond Mancil and Betsy VinsonChapter 5Skills Important to Community UseStacy K. DymondChapter 6Functional Academic Adaptive SkillsMelissa A. Miller and Nicole Fenty Chapter 7School and Home Living Adaptive SkillsDaniel E. Steere, Heather Garrison, and Joyce BurgenerChapter 8Health and Safety Adaptive Skill AreaMartin Agran, Fred Spooner and Tracie-Lynn Zakas Chapter 9The Use of Leisure TimeDr. Robert Beland Chapter 10Promoting Self-care SkillsMonica A. Wallace and Marisa W. ShubertChapter 11Social SkillsKristy Lee Park, Sheldon Loman, and Melissa MillerChapter 12ABAS-II and Work Skills and AttitudesKagendo MutuaChapter 13Motor Functioning and Adaptive BehaviorSarah A. Schoen and Lucy Jane MillerSection III: ABAS-II AND ASSESSMENT ACROSS AGE RANGESChapter 14Using the ABAS-II with Infants, Toddlers, and PreschoolersTina Smith-BonahueChapter 15Using the ABAS-II with Elementary and Middle School StudentsRandy G. Floyd and Renee BergeronChapter 16Using the ABAS-II with Adolescents and Young AdultsCraig Rush, Michelle Major-Sanabria, Stephanie CorcoranSection IV: ABAS-II AND ASSESSMENT FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONSChapter 17Using the ABAS-II in Promoting and Evaluating Autonomy for Adults with Mental ImpairmentsSteven Woolf and Christine WoolfChapter 18ABAS-II: Adaptive Behavior Assessment for Children with Intellectual and Developmental DisabilitiesKathleen Armstrong, Heather Curtiss, Kyle Popkave, and Carol LillyChapter 19Intervention Design and Diagnosis for Young Children with Autism using the ABAS-IISteven Woolf and Christine WoolfChapter 20Assessment of Adaptive Behavior in Adult Forensic Cases: The Use of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-IIJ. Gregory Olley and Ann W. Cox