ABID

Abel Screening ABIDThe Abel–Blasingame Assessment System for individuals with intellectual disabilities™ (ABID) is like the AASI-3, but uniquely adapted for clinicians to use with clients who have special needs. The ABID contains an objective measure of sexual interest and questionnaire components, but is specifically designed for use with adults and adolescents with FSIQs of 60 and above. The ABID is a comprehensive assessment system that may be used with individuals who have learning and/or developmental disabilities.

The ABID Questionnaire, written on a 2nd grade reading level, is read aloud by the evaluator and is administered as a semi-structured interview. Questions with concrete visual aids assist the therapist in determining the client’s level of understanding of age, body parts, and sexuality.

Each ABID Assessment Report includes:

  • Objective Measurements of Sexual Interest in Children
  • Age Discrimination Review
  • Sexual Attraction and Fantasy Survey
  • Cognitive Distortion Scale
  • Psychosexual and Sexual Abuse Victimization History
  • Social Desirability Scale
  • Substance Abuse History
  • Accusations, Arrests, and Convictions Review
  • Inappropriate Sexual Behaviors Summary and Narrative
  • Items of Concern or Requiring Follow-up

Risk Assessment Tools:

  • Client’s Age
  • Age and Gender of Victims
  • Sexual and Non-sexual Accusations, Charges and Arrests
  • Length of Live-in Relationships
  • Maladaptive Sexual History
  • Sexual Interest in Children

Using the ABID

The ABID is administered on a Windows®-based laptop. Once the client completes the test, the evaluator sends the data electronically to Abel Screening for processing. The detailed report is returned to the evaluator within 10 to 20 minutes.

If you are a clinician interested in more information about the ABID or other Abel Screening assessment tools, please Contact Us or call 1.800.806.ABEL or 1.404.874.4772.