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What are the three ways a teacher could use the results of an adaptive behaviour scale to increase a student's adaptive behaviour skills? Are IQ scores valuable in relationship to educational placement (special education, remedial, gifted, advanced placement)?

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Since we measure social skills, communication skills and functional living skills using various adaptive behaviour skills, the adaptive behaviour scale results allow teachers to pinpoint areas that most need development and to prioritize their goals for students. For example, an autistic student might need more work on communication skills and a developmentally delayed student might need work with functional/daily living skills. Teachers also must take into account the age of their students as well as the students' capabilities when targeting skills for improvement.

The needs of an elementary age student will be very different than those of one preparing to leave high school. Elementary school teachers might ...