The purpose of assessments is to provide us with a starting point and create a baseline for our learners. Some of the most common assessments include ABLLS and VB Mapp and we compare and contrast the two here. We also discuss the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and why it’s good for early learners, why you shouldn’t outsource assessments to RBTs, information on PEAK, and tips for how to complete a successful assessment.
Dr. Alan Schnee is a Ph.D., BCBA-D, consultant, author, and speaker. Here, we talk to Dr. Schnee all about matching. As professionals, we often teach simple matching skills to our students, but matching can also be used as a vehicle to teach many other things. Here, we discuss when to introduce higher-level matching techniques, how BCBAs can incorporate more creative thinking in our programs, and more.