Adaptive Behavior Assessment System 3 Comprehensive Kit
Author(s): Patti Harrison, PhD / Thomas Oakland, PhD
- Assessment of Daily Living Skills
- Individual Administration
- Ages Birth to 89 Years
- Qualification Level B
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The ABAS-3 is a rating scale useful for assessing skills of daily living in individuals with developmental delays, autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, learning disabilities, neuropsychological disorders, and sensory or physical impairments. Rating forms are filled out by the parent and a teacher. There is also an adult self-rating form. There are separate rating forms for ages 0–5, 5–21, and 16–89; forms in Spanish can be ordered separately.
The ABAS-3 covers three broad domains: conceptual, social, and practical, using 11 skill areas within these domains. Tasks focus on everyday activities required to function, meet environmental demands, care for oneself, and interact with others effectively and independently. On a 4-point response scale, raters indicate whether, and how frequently, the individual performs each activity.
Skill areas assessed are:
Administration and Scoring
It takes 15–20 minutes for a rater to fill out the inventory. Ratings from several people will give a more complete picture of how the individual performs in various settings. Raw scores are converted to norm-referenced scaled scores; and for the three adaptive domains and the General Adaptive Composite, standard scores and percentile ranks. Scores can also be categorized descriptively.
Each test kit includes a separate Intervention Planner to guide remediation efforts.