Authors: Robert H. Bruininks, Richard W. Woodcock, Richard F. Weatherman, Bradley K. Hill, 1996
Type: Comprehensive, norm-referenced assessment of adaptive and maladaptive behavior
Purpose: Provides a comprehensive assessment of 14 areas of adaptive behavior and 8 areas of problem behavior
Restriction Level: Medium
Ages: Infancy to 80+ years
Times: 45–60 minutes for Full Scale; 15–20 minutes for Short Form or Early Development Form
Scoring: SS, PR, AE, RMI, instructional and developmental ranges, Support Score
The Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised (SIB-R) is a comprehensive, norm-referenced assessment of adaptive and maladaptive behaviors used to determine an individual’s level of functioning in key behavior areas. It may be administered in a structured interview or by a checklist procedure. All items appear in each response booklet to facilitate either administration procedure.
The SIB-R is a revision of the original Scales of Independent Behavior, and includes a number of additions:
- Simplified administration: Test items now appear in each response booklet (Early Development, Short Form, or Full Scale) as well as in the Interview Book, increasing examiner options and convenience.
- Expanded age range: The increased range allows for better assessment of the infant-toddler and geriatric populations.
- Expanded item content: The 33 new items give users a broader measure of the adaptive behavior skills required in everyday living.
- Simplified scoring: Age-equivalent scoring tables are included in the response booklets for each subscale, allowing examiners to get immediate developmental information.
- Increased interpretive options: The Support Score predicts the level of support a person will require based on the impact of maladaptive behaviors on adaptive functioning. Functional limitations in adaptive behavior can be identified.
- Improved monitoring capability: The new Individual Plan Recommendation (IPR) form, included with each response booklet, is used to plan and track a persons support and service needs and goals.
A version is also available for use with the visually impaired.
The SIB-R can be administered using a structured interview procedure or a checklist procedure. The checklist-administration procedure is often preferred when a face-to-face interview is not necessary or practical. These options give examiners maximum flexibility when using the SIB-R.
Examiners should budget 45–60 minutes for a Full Scale assessment and 15–20 minutes for the Short Early Development Form.