adaptive behaviour

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adaptive behaviour


Definition The constellation of conceptual, social, and practical skills learned and performed by people in their daily lives.

Adaptive skills

• Conceptual skills—language and literacy; money, time, number concepts; self-direction.

• Social skills—interpersonal skills, social responsibility, self-esteem, gullibility, naïveté (i.e., wariness), social problem solving, ability to follow rules/obey laws and avoid being victimised.

• Practical skills—activities of daily living (personal care), occupational skills, healthcare, travel/transportation, schedules/routines, safety, use of money, use of telephone.

Assessment Standardised tests can define limitations in adaptive behaviour.


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