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AB stands for Adaptive Behavior

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That study examined the relationships between ratings on the IAA for students with significant disabilities, corresponding scores on the general assessment, and ratings on two norm-referenced teacher rating scales: the Academic Competence Evaluation Scales (ACES; DiPerna & Elliott, 2000) and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales (VABS; Sparrow, Balla, & Cicchetti, 1985).
Now, in his own book, Gigerenzer, director of the Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, describes in greater detail the remarkable ability of the human subconscious mind to make snap decisions that are often more productive than are decisions based on careful deliberation and logic.
The study on adaptive skills and developmental outcomes was based on three measuring tools: International Adoption Questionnaires given to parents; the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, which yielded a Mental Developmental Index (MDI) score and a Psychomotor Developmental Index (PDI) score; and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale, which measures personal and social skills used for everyday living.
academic functioning, social and adaptive behavior, family functioning, employment), including transitions; 8) development of efficacious drug treatments that target core symptoms of autism; 9) characterization of the neuropathology of autism to identify impaired brain structures and functions; 10) identification of susceptibility genes and animal models of autism for further study of phenotypic characteristics of autism.