Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-0705
MONTERO, Delfín y LAGOS, Juan. Adaptive behavior and intellectual disability: 50 years of history and early development in education in Chile. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2011, vol.37, n.2, pp.345-361. ISSN 0718-0705. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-07052011000200021.
The main aim of this article is to describe the genesis of the construct adaptive behavior, its relation with the idea of intellectual disability and to remark the importance of the adaptive behavior as criteria for the diagnosis of intellectual disability. Also will be characterized the adaptive behavior construct in what concerns to legal aspects, as well as its use for the diagnosis in the technical orientations and the unique forms proposed by the Ministry of Education in Chile. Finally, we present a discussion about the strengths and shortcomings of the incipient development of the use of adaptive behavior construct, with respect to their use in people with intellectual disabilities specifically in educational settings.
Palabras clave : adaptive behavior; intellectual disability; intellectual disability diagnosis.