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Assessment Tools: ABAS-II, adaptive behavior assessment system [ages 0-5] (2nd ed.)

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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ABAS-II, adaptive behavior assessment system [ages 0-5], 2nd ed.

Author: Patti L. Harrison

Summary: The ABAS-II provides a comprehensive, norm-referenced assessment of adaptive skills for individuals ages birth to 89 years. It may be used to assess an individual's adaptive skills for diagnosis and classification of disabilities and disorders, identification of strengths and limitations, and to document and monitor an individual's progress over time.

Format: Manual, CD, and USB

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WS 105.5 A8 H321a2 2000 ATOOLS)

Population: Ages 5-21


  • Adaptability
  • Psychological Tests

Completion time: 15 - 20 minutes per form


  • 1 kit (1 manual (xv, 341 p.)
  • 1 CD + USB key
  • 1 teacher/daycare form ages 2-5
  • 1 parent/primary caregiver form ages 0-5)

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Determine Validity and Reliability    

To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("adaptive behavior assessment system" OR ABAS-II) AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("adaptive behavio#r assessment system" OR ABAS-II) OR (IN "adaptive behavio#r assessment system" OR IN ABAS-II)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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