Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales as a summary of functional outcome of extremely low-birthweight children

Dev Med Child Neurol. 1995 Jul;37(7):577-86. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.1995.tb12046.x.


This study reports moderate to high Pearson correlations between Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scale (VABS) subscale and total scores and a variety of cognitive, academic and motor performance tests on a population of extremely low-birthweight infants assessed at eight years of age. The subscales describe adaptive behaviour in daily living, communication, motor function and socialization, as well as an adaptive behaviour composite score. Because it can provide a norm-referenced description of functional outcomes and can be used to assess all children regardless of disability, the authors believe that the VABS should be applied uniformly by all groups reporting school-age outcome of neonatal intensive-care populations.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Achievement
  • Adaptation, Psychological*
  • Cerebral Palsy / diagnosis
  • Cerebral Palsy / epidemiology
  • Child
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis*
  • Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Low Birth Weight*
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Intellectual Disability / diagnosis
  • Intellectual Disability / epidemiology
  • Learning
  • Male
  • Psychological Tests*