Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System: Third Edition

  • Patti L. HarrisonEmail author
  • Thomas Oakland
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1506

Synonyms

ABAS; ABAS-II; ABAS-3

Description

The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System – Third Edition (ABAS-3; Harrison and Oakland 2015) 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 adult form (for ages 16–89). The ABAS-3 standardization samples are large (4,500) and representative of 2010 US census data with respect to gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status and included individuals with typical abilities as well as those with disabilities. Forms are available in Spanish in the USA and are being adapted for use in a number of other countries, including in Europe and Asia.

Foundation and Structure

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School PsychologyThe University of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Educational PsychologyCollege of Education University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA