The SIB-R is a revision of the Scales of Independent Behavior, published in 1984, and includes a number of additions.
New features include:
- 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.