Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – 3rd Edition (ABAS – III)
This assessment measures adaptive functioning for people with diagnosed or suspected disabilities. It looks at a person’s ability to take part in their community and support their adaptive living skills. It looks at three core areas of life:
- cognitive abilities
- physical capacity
- social skills
This can be assessed as a self-report with the aid of the psychologist, or it may be answered by a parent, carer or other professional. This can be used for any aged person across the lifespan. It is often used as a means to assess their needs for support aids, or funding.