Adaptive Behavior Assessment System-II: Clinical Use and Interpretation

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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.

* 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

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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 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

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