What is Adaptive Behavior?
- Behavior related to daily living skills and appropriate conduct in social situations. A deficit in adaptive behavior is used as a criterion for identifying students with mental retardation (Ormrod, 2003)
Frequently Asked Questions
- What behavior can be considered adaptive, and what is not? What is the difference between adaptive behavior and maladaptive behavior? Does adaptive behavior always result to sound mental health? Can people change and learn it?
- Can this behavior be used to pinpoint mental retardation among students?