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The Effectiveness of Adaptive Behavior Scales

This is a discussion of several features of adaptive behavior scales that are useful for planning intervention programs for children. Most adaptive behavior scales yield scores in several domains of adaptive behavior, indicating children's strengths and weaknesses.

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An adaptive behavior scale is a very useful interview instrument for assessment of the child's overall level of social and adaptive functioning which allows the calculation of a 'social quotient', which has been shown to roughly correspond to IQ-level derived by other tests, particularly in children with severe and profound mental retardation (who are usually difficult to test on specific IQ tests). Adaptive behavior scales have several features that are useful for planning intervention programs for children.

Most adaptive behavior scales yield scores in several domains of adaptive behavior, indicating children's strengths and weaknesses. Intervention programs and academic curriculum can be planned to enhance strengths and ...

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Most adaptive behavior scales yield scores in several domains of adaptive behavior, indicating children's strengths and weaknesses.

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