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adaptive behavior scale

adaptive behavior scale in Medicine

adaptive behavior scale a·dap·tive behavior scale (ə-dāp'tĭv)
n.
A series of tests used to quantify the ability of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed individuals to live independently. The tests assess personal self-sufficiency, as in eating and dressing, community self-sufficiency, as in shopping and communicating, and personal and social responsibility, as in job performance and the use of leisure time.

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