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The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (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 overall results of the VB-MAPP will provide valuable information that will serve as a guide for the development of an effective individualized language, social skills and learning curriculum. 

The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (The ABLLS™) is an assessment, curriculum guide, and skills tracking system for assessing skills in children with language and learning deficits.  The ABLLS is most commonly used to develop a comprehensive behavioral program for children with autism spectrum disorders.  

The Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is the "gold standard" for assessing and diagnosing autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) across ages, developmental levels, and language skills. It allows accurate assessment and diagnosis of autism and pervasive developmental disorders across ages, developmental levels, and language skills.

The Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) is generally considered to be a problem-solving process for addressing student problem behavior.  It relies on a variety of techniques and strategies to identify the purposes of specific behavior and to help IEP teams select interventions to directly address the problem behavior. Functional behavioral assessments should be integrated, as appropriate, throughout the process of developing, reviewing, and, if necessary, revising a student’s IEP.

We also offer assessments for:

  • Expressive and Receptive Language
  • Articulation
  • Fluency
  • Pragmatics
  • Assistive Technology (AAC devices)
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Sensory Profiles
  • Feeding and utensil use
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Strength and tone of muscles

If you are concerned with your child’s development, The Hope Learning Center offers free screenings.

How do I know if my child is developing normally?