Sentence Examples


  • Maladaptive behavior interferes with child's achievement of independence because the child requires more supervision and assistance in order to learn how to behave appropriately.
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, helps someone identify the faulty patterns of thinking associated with their body and to confront their maladaptive behaviors.
  • The SIBR assesses adaptive and maladaptive behavior to determine the type and amount of special assistance that children with disabilities may need.
  • Maladaptive-Unsuitable or counterproductive; for example, maladaptive behavior is behavior that is inappropriate to a given situation.
  • When the behavior is inflexible, maladaptive, and antisocial, then that individual is diagnosed with a personality disorder.