adaptive behaviourJoe Segen2016-12-27T14:20:32+00:00
Definition The constellation of conceptual, social, and practical skills learned and performed by people in their daily lives.
• 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.