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NDACAN Measure Details

Vineland-II, Socialization Subscale Vineland Adaptive Behavioral Scales


The Socialization Subscale, Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition, Parent-Caregiver Rating Form measures personal and social skills from birth through 90 years and was designed to address special-needs populations. Using the parent/caregiver rating scale form, the focal child’s primary caregiver will rate the child as never, sometimes, or usually performing each behavior without help or reminders. An adaptive behavior composite score comprises four areas: (1) communication, (2) daily living skills, (3) socialization, and (4) motor skills. The communication domain measures receptive, expressive, and written communication; the daily living skills area assesses personal, domestic, and community skills; the socialization area measures interpersonal relationships, play and leisure time, and coping skills; and the motor skills area measures gross and fine motor skills. This measure has acceptable internal consistency reliability with alpha coefficients ranging from 0.79 to 0.98. The measure also has good content and concurrent validity. A nationally representative norming sample for the Vineland-II included 3,695 individuals ages birth through 90. The Vineland-II is widely used with diverse populations and is available in Spanish.


Sparrow, S. S., Cicchetti, D. V. & Balla, D. A. (2005). Vineland-II Adaptive Behavior Scales: Survey forms manual. Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved from: