There is an important project underway studying the reliability and validity of the Diagnostic Adaptive Behavior Scale (DABS), a new adaptive behavior scale.
For reliability and validity studies, it is very important to assess the adaptive skills of individuals who would be typically assessed using the tool; therefore we are looking to assess the reliability/validity of the DABS on the following individuals:
The DABS is administered via a face-to-face interview and requires approximately 30 minutes.
We request your assistance in this important phase of validation of the DABS. If you are interested in being an interviewer or can help recruit interviewers, click here.
Serving as a DABS interviewer for this study is an opportunity to preview the final version of the DABS before it is published. We will provide a brief results report for each person assessed on the DABS, including their composite DABS standard score, as well as subscale standard scores (Conceptual, Practical, and Social Skills).
These results should be interpreted with caution, however, as the current study is the first to examine the reliability and validity of this instrument. We will also recognize all interviewers/contributors by including their names in the User’s Manual that accompanies the DABS when it is published.
Your participation in this project will be an important contribution to the field. Please consider participating or contacting others who may be potential interviewers.