Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales

The Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, Third Edition (Vineland-3) the leading instrument for supporting the diagnosis of intellectual and developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Vineland-3 is used with people aged 0-90 years to measure a range of functional domains and subdomains. The results provide valuable information for developing educational and treatment plans and to monitor and measure growth over time.

Vineland-3 assesses the following five skill areas:

  • Communication – receptive, expressive and written communication skills
  • Daily living – personal (e.g. hygiene, dressing), domestic, numeric (using numerical concepts in practical ways), community (functioning in the world outside the home), school community
  • Socialisation – interpersonal relationships (caring, conversation, friendship), play and leisure, coping skills
  • Motor Skills* – gross and fine motor skills
  • Maladaptive behaviour* – undesirable and atypical behaviours that interfere with adaptive functioning, e.g. internalising (anxiety, depression), externalising (hyperactivity, disruptive behaviour) and critical items (self-injury, aggression, suicidality)

The Vineland-3 assessment involves a structured interview the parent/caregiver and teacher complete separate question forms independently.