Adaptive Behavior Assessment System® - Second Edition
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Adaptive Behavior Assessment System® - Second Edition
(ABAS® — Second Edition)


Overview: Get a complete assessment of adaptive skills functioning

Age Range: Birth - 89:11

Other Languages: Spanish

Completion Time: 15-20 minutes per rating form

Forms: 5 Forms: Parent Form, Birth-5; Parent Form, 5-21; Teacher/Day Care Form, 2-5; Teacher Form, 5-21; Adult Form, 16-89

Scoring Options: Scoring Assistant® software

Publication Date: 2003


Product Details

“New Intervention Planner & Scoring Assistant”

Now including ages birth to five years, the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System™-Second Edition (ABAS™-Second Edition) is the only instrument to:

  • Incorporate current American Association of Intellectual Disabilities (AAID) guidelines for evaluating the three general areas of adaptive behavior (Conceptual, Social, Practical)
  • Assess all 10 specific adaptive skills areas specified in the DSM-IV


  • Determine how individual is responding to daily demands
  • Develop treatment and training goals
  • Determine eligibility for services and Social Security benefits
  • Assess individuals with Intellectual Disability (ID), learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD, or other impairments
  • Assess capability of adults to live independently


  • Downward extension to include infants and preschoolers
  • Composite scores for each area
  • Multiple information sources (parent, teacher, caregiver, or adult client)
  • Meets IDEA requirements

Linked to the Wechsler® Scales

Extended validity studies allow you to evaluate the relationship between adaptive skills and intelligence and ability as measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®- Third Edition (WISC®-III), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®- Fourth Edition (WISC®-IV), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®-Third Edition (WAIS®-III), the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence™- Third Edition (WPPSI™-III) and the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence™ (WASI™).

Current ABAS Customers

  • Extend your assessment to include children five years and younger with the new ABAS-II Infant/ Preschool Kit
  • Update your ABAS assessment: The new ABAS-II Record Forms are compatible with your ABAS kit and accommodate the three new composite scores.


Sample Report

Scoring and/or Reporting Options

ASSIST Scoring and Reporting Desktop Software– Scores and generates a variety of reports on your computer.

With the ABAS-II Intervention Planner and Scoring Assistant you can now identify the appropriate interventions and monitor progress for Infant, Pre-School, and School Forms

This software will help you develop:

  • An Interpretive Report narrative based on all scores, strengths and needs analysis, composite score discrepancy analysis, and overall summary of adaptive behavior
  • A summary comparison statement of overall intellectual and adaptive functioning if WPPSI–III or WISC–IV Full Scale IQ is entered for ages 2 1/2 to 16
  • Item-level interventions for those items chosen by the clinician for ages 0-21
  • A Progress Monitoring Report comparing raw and scaled scores across up to 4 assessments for ages 0-21
  • A Respondent Report (for parent/primary caregiver or teacher/daycare provider) providing an easy to understand description and graph of the child’s adaptive functioning based on his/her scores for ages 0-21

The ABAS™-II Scoring Assistant eliminates the need to manually score the ABAS-II.

  • Produces 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.

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7, 300 MHz Pentium processor, 128 MB RAM; more memory improves performance, 2 MB video card capable of 1024x768 resolution (32 bit color), 175 MB free hard disk space when installing the PsychCorpCenter for the first time, 75 MB of free hard disk space if the PsychCorpCenter has been installed with another product, Internet Explorer 5.0 (If this is not installed, you will need an additional 65 MB of disk space to complete the installation), CD-ROM drive.


Journal Supplement

2004 Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment Test Review

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