The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Vineland) is a well known assessment of daily living skills that is commonly used in educational, clinical and research setting. The scales measure four broad adaptive behaviour domains: Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialisation and Motor Skills. It is administered through interviews or a rating scale for parents/caregivers and teachers. The four domain composite scores have all been standardised with a mean of 100 and a standard deviation of 15. The scales have been used to evaluate a range of disorders and disabilities such as mental retardation, Down Syndrome, ASD and other developmental delays. The Vineland scales have been found to be of benefit to improve ASD diagnosis accuracy, especially when the ADI-R and ADOS scores are not congruent. It is also of some use to follow the longitudinal progression of individuals across their lifespan.
|Administer To||Family or caregiver|
|Age range||Birth to 90 years old|
|Completion Time||20-60 min|
|Scoring Options||Hand Scoring/ computer software|
|Norms||US census data 3700+ children and adults|
Typical applicants will have a background in psychology, psychiatry, paediatrics, nursing, speech therapy or similar, and will be currently employed in that capacity either as a clinician, part of a clinical team or part of a research team. Qualifications and employment information must be provided on the course application form.