recommendations, 7-8, 205-206

research areas, 195-205

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System (ABAS), 160, 163, 167, 170-171, 184, 217, 219, 221-222, 228-229

Adaptive Behavior Evaluation Scale (ABES), 173

Adaptive Behavior Inventory (ABI), 172

Adaptive Behavior Inventory for Children (ABIC), 219

Adaptive behavior scale content and SSA criteria, 174-183

activities of daily living, 175

personal functioning, 180-181

social functioning, 175, 180

Adaptive Behavior Scales (ABS), 154, 160, 168-169

adequacy of normative samples for, 163-164

School Edition, 163-164, 167

Adaptive behavior scales, 166-174

AAMR Adaptive Behavior Scales, 168-169

Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, 170-171

Adaptive Behavior Evaluation Scale, 173

Adaptive Behavior Inventory, 172

Battelle Developmental Inventory, 171

Comprehensive Test of Adaptive Behavior, 171-172

Independent Living Scales, 172-173

Parent Rating of Student Behavior, 173

Scales of Independent Behavior, 169-170

Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, 167-168

Administrative law judge, 17

Adults, 270-273

criteria for mental retardation, 20

Aicardi syndrome, 259

Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits, 43-45

American Association of Mental Deficiency, 143

American Association on Mental Retardation (AAMR)

Adaptive Behavior Scale-School Edition, 163-164, 167

Adaptive Behavior Scales, 154, 160, 163-164, 168-169, 203

on behavioral descriptions of adaptive functioning, 7, 30-31, 149

defining mental retardation, 22-24, 147, 150-151

American Psychiatric Association, 24, 29-31, 145

American Psychological Association, 104, 125

American Psychological Association, Division 33

defining mental retardation, 29, 147-148, 213-214

on standardized assessment of adaptive functioning, 7, 30, 145

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, 46, 61, 65

Annual Statistical Supplement, 26

Appeals Council, 17

Army Mental Tests, 72

Asperger’s disorder, 256-257

Assessment, 155.

See also Adaptive behavior assessment;

Intellectual functioning assessment

issues in eligibility determination, 174-195

methods, 155-158

Assessment conditions that affect intelligence test scores, 100-106

environmental conditions, 105-106

examinee characteristics, 101-104

examiner influences, 104-105

potential threats to validity of intelligence test results, 102-103

psychometric considerations, 106



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