Individuals with autism tend to be diverse. Therefore, it is difficult to use words such as all or none when describing this group.
ABA Little Tots
The Little Tots program is currently completing the Verbal Behavior Milestones and Assessment Placement Program (VB-MAPP) to measure the progress that each client has made on achieving new milestones.
– Desirae, Director of ABA Little Tots Program
We’ve provided more information on the VB-MAPP below, as described by Mark L. Sundberg, Ph.D.:
The VB-MAPP is a criterion-referenced assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill tracking system that is designed for children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays. The VB-MAPP is based on B.F. Skinner’s (1957) analysis of verbal behavior, established developmental milestones, and research from the field of behavior analysis. There are five components of the VB-MAPP, and collectively they provide a baseline level of performance, a direction for intervention, a system for tracking skill acquisition, a tool for outcome measures and other language research projects, and a framework for curriculum planning.
The Assessment (referenced above) is designed to provide a representative sample of a child’s existing verbal and related skills. The assessment contains 170 measurable learning and language milestones that are sequenced and balanced across 3 developmental levels (0-18 months, 18-30 months, and 30-48 months). The skills assessed include communication-related skills, motor imitation, independent and social play, visual perceptual and matching-to-sample, group and classroom skills, and early academics.