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Adaptive Behavior Diagnostic Scale (ABDS)

Authors: Nils A. Pearson, PhD / James R. Patton / Daniel W. Mruzek

  • Adaptive Behavior
  • Ages 2 through 21
  • Testing Time: 30 minutes
  • Interview-based administration
  • Qualification Level B

Description
The Adaptive Behavior Diagnostic Scale is an interview-based rating scale that assesses the adaptive behavior of individuals ages 2 to 21 years. The primary function of the ABDS is to establish the presence and the magnitude of adaptive behavior deficits. The ABDS scores are compatible with state and federal special education classification systems and consistent with the DSM-V and American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disorders (AAIDD) definitions of intellectual disability. The ABDS may be used to assess the adaptive behavior of individuals with or suspected of having intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, mental or behavioral health condition or other similar concerns.

The ABDS includes 50 items in each of three adaptive behavior domains:

  • Conceptual Domain: Language, reading, writing, math, reasoning, knowledge, and memory
  • Social Domain: Empathy, social judgment, gullibility, communication skills, the ability to make and retain friendships, and similar interpersonal capabilities
  • Practical Domain: Self-management personal care, home living, community use, job responsibilities, money management, recreation, and organizing school and work tasks

    The ABDS was normed on a nationally representative sample of 1,061 children and adolescents.

    Administration and Scoring
    The ABDS can be administered in about 30 minutes Scores are provided for the three domains and an overall Adaptive Behavior Index.

    Reliability and Validity
    Internal consistency coefficients were all above 0.90.
    Results of validity studies are reported in the manual.

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