Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II

Clinical Use and Interpretation

1st Edition - April 28, 2008

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  • Editors: Thomas Oakland, Patti Harrison
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123735867
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559780

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Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II 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.

Key Features

  • Assists in the functional use of the ABAS-II
  • Provides case studies illustrating use of the ABAS-II in comprehensive assessment and intervention planning
  • Reviews scholarship on adaptive behaviors and skills
  • Describes legal, ethical, and other professional standards and guidelines that apply to the use of the ABAS-II and other measures of adaptive behavior
  • Discusses the use of the ABAS-II with autism, mental retardation; young children and those in elementary and secondary school; as well as incarcerated persons being evaluated for possible mental retardation


Psychologists using the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter 1
    Adaptive Behaviors and Skills: An Introduction
    Thomas Oakland and Patti L. Harrison

    Chapter 2
    Professional and Legal Issues in Adaptive Behavior Assessment
    Thomas Oakland and Patti L. Harrison

    Chapter 3
    ABAS-II Assessment Methods
    Patti L. Harrison and Thomas Oakland


    Chapter 4
    Communication Skills
    G. Richmond Mancil and Betsy Vinson

    Chapter 5
    Skills Important to Community Use
    Stacy K. Dymond

    Chapter 6
    Functional Academic Adaptive Skills
    Melissa A. Miller and Nicole Fenty

    Chapter 7
    School and Home Living Adaptive Skills
    Daniel E. Steere, Heather Garrison, and Joyce Burgener

    Chapter 8
    Health and Safety Adaptive Skill Area
    Martin Agran, Fred Spooner and Tracie-Lynn Zakas

    Chapter 9
    The Use of Leisure Time
    Dr. Robert Beland

    Chapter 10
    Promoting Self-care Skills
    Monica A. Wallace and Marisa W. Shubert

    Chapter 11
    Social Skills
    Kristy Lee Park, Sheldon Loman, and Melissa Miller

    Chapter 12
    ABAS-II and Work Skills and Attitudes
    Kagendo Mutua

    Chapter 13
    Motor Functioning and Adaptive Behavior
    Sarah A. Schoen and Lucy Jane Miller


    Chapter 14
    Using the ABAS-II with Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
    Tina Smith-Bonahue

    Chapter 15
    Using the ABAS-II with Elementary and Middle School Students
    Randy G. Floyd and Renee Bergeron

    Chapter 16
    Using the ABAS-II with Adolescents and Young Adults
    Craig Rush, Michelle Major-Sanabria, Stephanie Corcoran


    Chapter 17
    Using the ABAS-II in Promoting and Evaluating Autonomy for Adults with Mental Impairments
    Steven Woolf and Christine Woolf

    Chapter 18
    ABAS-II: Adaptive Behavior Assessment for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    Kathleen Armstrong, Heather Curtiss, Kyle Popkave, and Carol Lilly

    Chapter 19
    Intervention Design and Diagnosis for Young Children with Autism using the ABAS-II
    Steven Woolf and Christine Woolf

    Chapter 20
    Assessment of Adaptive Behavior in Adult Forensic Cases: The Use of the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II
    J. Gregory Olley and Ann W. Cox

Product details

  • No. of pages: 432
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2008
  • Published: April 28, 2008
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123735867
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080559780

About the Editors

Thomas Oakland

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Patti Harrison

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA

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