Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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AAMD Adaptive Behavior Scales

  • Crista A. HoppEmail author
  • Ida Sue Baron
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_1503-2



The American Association for Mental Deficiency Adaptive Behavior Scales (AAMD ABS) is a revised edition (1993) of the original assessments that were published in 1969. The American Association for Mental Retardation (AAMR) (formerly known as the American Association for Mental Deficiency) has changed its name to American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). Therefore, intellectual disabilities have replaced mental retardationas the terminology of choice. The behavior scales have been published in two versions, the Adaptive Behavior Scales-Residential and Community, 2nd edition (ABS-RC: 2) and the Adaptive Behavior Scales-School, 2nd edition (ABS-S: 2). Current versions are a comprehensive compilation of the past versions. These assessments seek to develop an estimate of adaptive behaviors in two scales defined with personal independence and maladaptive behaviors in individuals with...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent PracticeConnected Pathways CoachingHerndonUSA
  2. 2.Professor of Pediatrics and NeurologyUniversity of Virginia School of MedicineCharlottesvilleUSA