adaptive behavior scale

[ə-dăptĭv]

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.

Nearby words

  1. atrophic vaginitis,
  2. atrophied,
  3. atrophoderma,
  4. atrophodermatosis,
  5. atrophy,
  6. atropism,
  7. atropos,
  8. atry,
  9. ats,
  10. att.


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