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Medical Term:

adaptive behavior scales


a behavioral assessment device to quantify the levels of skills of mentally retarded and developmentally delayed people in interacting with the environment; consists of three developmentally related factors: 1) personal self-sufficiency, eating, dressing; 2) community self-sufficiency, shopping, communicating; 3) personal and social responsibility, use of leisure time, job performance.

See: intelligence

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