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8 Special Education Assessments

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5. Adaptive Behavior Scales

A student diagnosed with intellectual disabilities must show a deficit in basic living skills (otherwise known as adaptive behavior). Adaptive behavior scales assess skills in daily living, community participation, social abilities, motor abilities and communication.

Examples: AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scales (ABS-II) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (Vineland-II)