A Comprehensive Measure That Affects An Individual 's Behavior Scale

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The ABAS II is a comprehensive measure that assesses an individual’s behavior scale. It was developed by Patti Harrison and Thomas Oakland based on information gathered in a matter of eight years. The standardization has samples for the Parent/Primary Caregiver and Teacher/Daycare Provider Forms for children ages birth to five years comprised 2,100 individuals. The standardization samples for the Parent and Teacher Forms, and Adult Form is comprised of 5,270 individuals that represent the U.S. population. (Harrison & Oakland, 2008) ABAS-II was designed to assess how a person responds to daily demands, and to determine eligibility for services. The ABAS-II has new features in its test that encompass infant-pre-school rating forms, and it has an expanded structure that focuses on the current American Association of Mental Retardation (AAMR). (Sattler, 2002)
The test consists of different forms that can be filled out. The parent form, which consists of 232 question items. A teacher form, which consists of 193 question items, and an adult form consisting of 236 questions. The questions are answered based on a 4 point Likert type rating scale. You will score 0 for items that are “not able”, 1 on items that are “never”, 2 on items that reflect “sometimes”, and 3 on items that reflect “always”. This test takes approximately 15 to 20 minutes and should be administered in an interview question/answer form. Pattison & Oakland (2008) explained that significant limitations in adaptive…
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