Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3)

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third Edition (ABAS-3)

Description

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Third Edition (ABAS-3) gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the lifespan. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Third Edition (ABAS-3) gives a complete picture of adaptive skills across the lifespan. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.

Author:

Patti Harrison, PhD, Thomas Oakland, PhD

Overview:

Provides a complete assessment of adaptive skills across the life span

Age Range:

Birth–89:11

Scoring Option:

Scoring Assistant® software

Completion Time:

15 – 20 minutes for each rating form

Forms:

Behavior rating scale typically completed by parent, caregiver, and/or teacher; self-rating option for adults
Parent/Primary Caregiver Form
(Ages 0–5),
Teacher/Daycare Provider Form
(Ages 2–5),
Parent Form (Ages 5–21),
Teacher Form (Ages 5–21), and
Adult Form (Ages 16–89)

Norms:

Based on a large sample representative of the U.S. population

Scores/Interpretation:

For the 11 skill areas assessed—norm-referenced scaled scores. For the 3 adaptive domains and the General Adaptive Composite (GAC)—norm-referenced standard scores, confidence intervals for standard scores, and percentile ranks. In addition, all scores can be categorized descriptively

Publication Date:

2015

The third edition of this highly regarded assessment gives you a complete picture of adaptive skills across the life span. Retaining all of the essential features that made the second edition the preferred instrument, the ABAS-3 is even easier to administer and score. It is particularly useful for evaluating those with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments.

Use the ABAS-3 to:

  • Assess adaptive skills
  • Assist in diagnosing and classifying various developmental, learning, and behavioral disabilities and disorders
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses
  • Develop treatment plans and training goals
  • Document and monitor progress over time
  • Determine eligibility for services such as Social Security disability benefits, and evaluate capacity to live or work independently
  • Facilitate research and program evaluation

Features:

  • New norms, updated item content, and improved ease of use
  • Covers individuals from birth to 89 years of age
  • Assesses 11 essential skill areas within 3 major adaptive domains: Conceptual, Social, and Practical
  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses
  • Integrates assessment, intervention planning, and progress monitoring
  • Compatible with AAIDD, DSM-5, and IDEA
  • Available in print, software, and online evaluation formats
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