Adaptive functioning testing

Adaptive functioning testing forms the basis of making a diagnosis of intellectual disability. This testing evaluates the social and emotional maturity of a person, as well as helps to evaluate life skills and abilities. The common adaptive functioning assessment tools include the Adaptive Behaviour Assessment System – Second Edition (ABASS-II) and Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales – Second Edition (Vineland-II). These tests are also useful in determining how well the individual responds to daily demands from the environment and to determine if adults can live independently.