Adaptive behavior is defined as “the effectiveness or degree with which an individual meets the standards of personal independence and social responsibility expected for age and cultural group.” In other words, adaptive behaviors are the social and practical skills people learn over time to function in everyday life. These behaviors include motor skills, communication skills, personal care and social behaviors.
When you bring your child in for an evaluation, our psychologist assesses their adaptive behavior and examines their behavior to determine whether they qualify for additional treatment programs, other specialists or extra assistance due to any intellectual disorders they may have. We also will perform an IQ test during the evaluation. We want to help your child develop the skills they need for a happy, well-functioning life.
This evaluation will take about one to one and a half hours. Parents should be aware that they should accompany their child to the appointment but will not be present with the child during the evaluation, in order to better assess your child’s behavior. If you have any questions about adaptive functioning evaluations in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nichole Swann, please call Pediatric Psychology Services of Colorado today at 970-665-4744!