The Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Second Edition (ABAS-II), by Patti Harrison and Thomas Oakland, is a test designed for use in assessing adaptive skills functioning of children or adults with cognitive disabilities. This assessment can be used to determine how an individual is responding to daily demands; develop treatment and training goals; determine eligibility for services and Social Security benefits; assess individuals with intellectual disability (ID), learning difficulties, ADD/ADHD, or other cognitive disabilities; and assess the capability of adults to live independently. The instrument incorporates current American Association of Intellectual Disabilities (AAID) guidelines for evaluating the three general areas of adaptive behavior (conceptual, social, practical), as well as all 10 specific adaptive skills areas specified in the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV). It uses age-based norms and is linked to the Wechsler scales. Composite scores are drawn from multiple information sources (parent, teacher, caregiver, or adult client) using five forms: A parent form for birth to age 5, a parent form for children ages 5 to 21, a teacher/day care provider form for ages 2 to 5, a teacher form for ages 5 to 21, and an adult form for ages 16 to 89. An examination kit includes a manual with five copies of each form. OPTIONS: School Kit with a manual and 25 copies each of the parent and teacher forms for children age 5 to 21; Adult Kit with a manual and 25 adult forms; Infant and Preschool Kit with 25 parent forms for children ages 0 to 5 and teacher/day care provider forms for children ages 2 to 5; additional manual or forms; and scoring software.