VABSThe Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
An individually administered measure of adaptive behavior for people age 0 through 90. There are 11 Vineland-II subdomains, grouped into four domain composites: Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization and Motor Skills. The Maladaptive Behavior Index and the Maladaptive Behavior Critical Items make up the Maladaptive Behavior Domain.
The Pervasive Developmental Disorder – Behavior Inventory
A normed rating scale assessment that utilizes parent and teacher reports to provide information about functioning areas typically affected by PDD in children from 1 to 12 years of age. There are 6-10 standardized domains, plus 5 composite scores, including repetitive, ritualistic, and pragmatic problem behaviors; Approach/Withdrawal Problems; Expressive Social Communications; Receptive/Expressive Social Communications, and Autism Composite Score.
FBAFunctional Behavior Assessments
Conducted any time that a problem behavior is presented and needs to be reduced. FBAs can be conducted in a variety of ways, but normally begins with an indirect assessment that includes parent and teacher reports and is followed by a direct observation of the problem behavior in the natural environment. In cases where the function is more challenging to determine, an analogue functional analysis can be conducted in a controlled setting to detect changes in response rates as a result of the presentation or removal of a particular reinforcer.