Describing the Adaptive Behavior of Children with Down Syndrome who Received Early Intervention Measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales: A Trend Analysis

Describing the Adaptive Behavior of Children with Down Syndrome who Received Early Intervention Measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales: A Trend Analysis

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The study employed quantitative methods to identify specific trends as they related to the developmental domains and sub-domains. The Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale was used to gather the required developmental scores. The participants for this study consisted of 81 children with Down syndrome ages 18 months to 6 years. The data came from existing test scores from three different non-profit early intervention preschools located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; and Houston, Texas. Each participant had at least three years of developmental test scores for use in this study allowing the test results to be measured over a three year period of time.The construct of adaptive behavior has its roots in the history of defining mental retardation. In 1 961 , the American Association on Mental Deficiency published its first official manual and formally defined adaptive behavior as having two majoranbsp;...


Title:Describing the Adaptive Behavior of Children with Down Syndrome who Received Early Intervention Measured by the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales: A Trend Analysis
Author: Molly Sullivan Taylor
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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