Useful for diagnosing and classifying disabilities and disorders, for identifying an individual’s strengths and limitations, and for documenting and monitoring performance over time, the ABAS-II provides a comprehensive norm-referenced assessment of adaptive skills in individuals ages birth-89 years.
Features and benefits
- Multiple raters, different perspectives. The multidimensional ABAS-II offers five different rating forms that can be used in combination with one another or separately.
- Appropriate for your youngest clients. New normative data for children ages birth-5 years are included. The new Parent/Primary Caregiver and Teacher/Daycare Provider rating forms are suitable for infants to preschool-aged children.
- Retains all the features of the original ABAS. The ABAS-II assesses overall adaptive functioning using the General Adaptive Composite and the 10 adaptive skill areas specified by the DSM-IV-TR™ (communication, community use, functional academics, home living, health and safety, leisure, self-care, self-direction, social, and work).
- Scores are consistent with AAIDD guidelines. Incorporates the current American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) guidelines for the diagnosis of intellectual disability by grouping 10 skill areas into the three broad domains (i.e., Conceptual, Social, Practical) emphasized by the AAIDD.
Norms, based on ratings of more than 3,300 individuals in 31 age groups, are stratified by sex, race/ethnicity, and level of education. In addition to typically developing participants, the standardization sample included 20 clinical groups representing disorders such as autism, ADHD, and visual impairment.
Multiple scoring options available
The ABAS-II can be hand-scored in just 5-10 minutes, but two electronic scoring options offer specific advantages.
- The ABAS-II Scoring Assistant™ produces a technical report with composite scores, provides analyses of skill area strengths and weaknesses and composite score discrepancies, and plots skill area and composite score profiles. It provides scores for all examinees.
- The ABAS-II Scoring Assistant and Intervention Planner enables you to identify the appropriate interventions and to monitor progress for individuals ages birth-21 years. This software will help you develop an Interpretive Report narrative and generates a Progress Monitoring Report, a Respondent Report, and much more.