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Vineland Social Maturity Scale

Kirsten Wells

The Vineland Social Maturity Scale (American Guidance Service, Inc., ) is an assessment scale of personal and social skills pertaining to individuals from birth to 18 years, 11 months (including low-functioning adults). This evaluation measures four domains of adaptability, including communication, daily living, socialization, and motor skills, through semistructured interviews administered to the primary caregiver. This scale is one of the most common measures of adaptive behavior and is widely used to assess individuals with mental retardation or individuals who have difficulty performing in testing situations. The Vineland is used to identify not only individuals with mental retardation ...

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