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Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales

  1. Clifford J. Drew

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy1022

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

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Drew, C. J. 2010. Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

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  1. University of Utah

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  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS) are a series of instruments aimed at assessing social competence. Social competence has also been termed adaptive behavior, and it has been incorporated as a major consideration in several types of disability. Adaptive behavior or social competence has been the focus of considerable measurement effort over several decades, with part of the challenge being accurate and reliable measurement.


  • behavior scales;
  • child development;
  • diagnostic methods;
  • Vineland Behavior Scales