Verbal Behavior – What is it?

Verbal behavior , a speech grading system made mainly for children with Autism and a variation of other speech problems that have been diagnosed of years. There are 5 different components of VB-MAPP which provides baseline level performance, direction of intervention, a system tracking skill acquisition, a tool of outcome measures and other language projects that have been researched and curriculum planning for a framework. The skills in the VB-MAPP are not at all just reliable and measurable but balanced in any skill relating in verbal development.

Providing a sample of the patients verbal and related skills is the first component of the VB-MAPP. The assessment has approximately 170 learning and language milestones that are balanced across 3 developmental levels from the ages of 0-18 months from 18- 30 months and lastly 30-48 months. Skills included in the assessment are mind, tact, and echoic plus a great more but that was just to keep the list short and to name a great few.

Providing a assessment that contains common learning and language barriers that children with Autism face or any other developmental disabilities is component number 2, the Barrier Assessment. The barriers that are being assessed are behavior problems, instructional control, defective minds, defective tact’s and a great few more. When these barriers are identified by the test then things can be done for a child to overcome his or her problem.

The third is the Transition Assessment, containing exactly 18 assessments. This third assessment can help identify whether a child is making meaningful progress. This assessment is a tool providing information to let it be known what needs to happen to meet a child’s learning needs. The assessment includes measures of the overall score of the VB-MAPP milestones and barriers assessments and many more skills.

The forth component is the VB-MAPP Task Analysis and skills tracking that provides further breakdown of the skills. It serves a complete learning and language skills curriculum guide. Verbal Behavior is very complicated and to overcome barriers of speech problems can be over whelming for a child.

The fifth and very last component is VB-MAPP placement, goals that correspond with the first four components. The placement guide provides directions specifically for what should be done. The intervention program are there to ensure the relevant parts that are necessary for the intervention that is included.