is the Vineland Test?
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Vineland-II) measures the
personal and social skills of individuals from birth through adulthood.
Because adaptive behavior refers to an individual's typical performance of the
day-to-day activities required for personal and social sufficiency, these scales
assess what a person actually does, rather than what he or she is able to
order to determine the level of an individual's adaptive behavior, someone who
is familiar with that individual, such as a parent or caregiver, is asked to
describe his activities. Those activities are then compared to those of
other people the same age to determine which areas are average, above average,
or in need of special help.
about an individual's adaptive behavior helps us to gain a total picture of that
individual. When adaptive behavior information is combined with
information about an individual's intelligence, school achievement, and physical
health, plans can be made to address any special needs that person may have at
home or in school.
is a teacher version and a parent version. The parent questionnaire can be
processed either as an interview or a parent survey. The parent version
will address a wider variety of adaptive behaviors than the teacher version,
which only addresses behaviors observed in the classroom.
Vineland-II assesses adaptive behavior in four domains: Communication, Daily
Living Skills, Socialization, and Motor Skills. It also provides a
composite score that summarizes the individual's performance across all four
the Vineland assessment is provided by AGS publishing:
For a sample letter
requesting a school to administer the Vineland test, see this link: