Adaptive functioning testing

Adaptive functioning testing forms the basis for making a diagnosis of intellectual disability. This testing evaluates the social and emotional maturity of a person, as well as helps evaluate life skills and abilities. The common adaptive functioning assessment tool is the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System Second Edition (ABASS II), the ABAS-II assesses adaptive behavior in individuals from birth to 89 years of age. This test is also useful in determining how well the individual responds to daily demands from the environment and used to determine if adults can live independently.