adaptive behavior scale
[ ə-dăp′tĭv ]
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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