The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP, Sundberg, 2008), created by Dr. Mark Sundberg, is a behavioral language assessment grounded in the principles of behavior analysis and Skinner's analysis of verbal behavior. The goal of the VB-MAPP assessment is to provide a baseline of a child's skills and a simple comparison to typically developing peers. Since the assessment involves a behavioral unit of analysis (that is form and function of language properties in an antecedent-behavior-consequence analysis), this precludes a need for a basic understanding of such analysis by any conductor of the assessment. This presentation will focus on providing such analysis as well as a general overview of the components of the VB-MAPP, milestone areas, administration guidelines, scoring guidelines, and data collection tools to allow for fidelity of assessment and scoring.
July 31 – August 3, 2017
The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
State College, Pennsylvania