Southwest Regional Workshop - Best Practices in the Assessment of Adaptive Functioning

  • 03/02/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Myers Campus, 3650 Colonial Court. Fort Myers, FL


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Best Practices in the Assessment of Adaptive Functioning
Presented by Daniella Maglione, Ed.S., M.S., Pearson Education Consultant

Workshop Description:

This is an intermediate level workshop. The Vineland-3 and the ABAS-3 are the leading instruments for the assessment of adaptive behavior.  This workshop will provide an overview of the changes in the revised Vineland-3 and ABAS-3, along with guidance on the basic use of the instruments.  Participants will earn 3 CEs.

This workshop incorporates NASP Domains 1 (Data-Based Decision Making and Accountability) and 8 (Diversity in Development and Learning).


Technically sound and clinically useful measures of adaptive behavior are necessary for accurate decisions regarding eligibility for a variety of special programs.  Adaptive behaviors are those daily activities required for personal and social sufficiency that allow an individual to function with others in school, work, and community settings.  When planning for intervention, it is imperative that the instruments used to assess adaptive behavior be contemporary, developmentally appropriate, and clinically useful in identifying the needs and strengths of individuals as they confront salient developmental challenges across the lifespan and within their unique environments.

 Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to...

1.Compare and contrast the fundamental differences between the Vineland-3 and ABAS-3.

2.List the different ways in which the Vineland-3 and ABAS-3 can be administered and scored.

3. List several advantages of the semi-structured interview format for adaptive

     skills assessment.


FASP is approved by the Florida Department of Health Division of Medical Quality Assurance to offer CEs toward licensure for continuing education offerings. CEs are available for Licensed School Psychologists and Licensed Psychologists (CE Provider #50-693); and Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling (BAP-174). FASP is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer continuing education for school psychologists. FASP maintains responsibility for the program (NASP Approved Provider #1029). As always, there will be strict adherence to sign-in and sign-out procedures to allow us to maintain our status as CE Providers.

FASP cannot offer inservice points for renewal of Florida certification for Certified School Psychologists or other educational specialists holding a professional certificate issued by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE). However, many school districts have procedures to obtain inservice points toward renewal of FDOE certificates under their master inservice component. Participants should check with their school district’s certification officer to verify eligibility and procedures to earn inservice points for this workshop.

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