Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2011 Edition
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Adaptive Behavior Assessment System – Second Edition

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79948-3_1506

Synonyms

Description

The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System – Second Edition (ABAS-II; Harrison & Oakland, 2003) provides an assessment of adaptive behavior and skills for persons from birth through age 89. Five forms are available: parent/primary caregiver form (for ages 0–5), teacher/day-care provider form (for ages 2–5), parent form (for ages 5–21), teacher form (for ages 5–21), and an adult form (for ages 16–89). Its standardization sample is large (>4,000) and representative of US data from 1999 to 2000 with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, and parental education, and it is proportional to individuals with disabilities. Forms are available in French-Canadian and Spanish. The scales have been adapted for use in Sweden and Taiwan, with plans for extensions to the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Romania, and Spain.

Historic Background

The ABAS (Harrison & Oakland, 2000) preceded the development of the ABAS-II. The ABAS was developed to be a measure of adaptive...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational PsychologyCollege of Education University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA