Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II

1st Edition

Clinical Use and Interpretation

Editors: Thomas Oakland Patti Harrison
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123735867
eBook ISBN: 9780080559780
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 2008
Page Count: 432
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Table of Contents


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 Presch


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.

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.


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About the Editors

Thomas Oakland Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA

Patti Harrison Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA