Assessment of Basic Skills of Children of a Preschool Age with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the VB-MAPP

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Abstract

The research was aimed at the study of basic verbal, educational and social skills that contribute to independent functioning in society. Study involved 2 preschoolers. Mark Sandberg’s VB-MAPP Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program was used as the main research method. It was found that the majority of respondents’ skills are formed at the level of a 0-18 month old normotypic child, which corresponds to the first level of development. The skills of expressing requests and social skills were the least developed. The results of the research are proposed for inclusion in the programs of intensive psycho-educational work aimed at the development of com- munication, interaction and cooperation with adults and peers.

General Information

Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, VB-MAPP, developmental milestones, basic speaking skills, educational skills, social skills

Journal rubric: Research & Diagnosis of ASD

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/autdd.2021190103

For citation: Nigmatullina I.A., Borisova N.S., Frolova A.S. Assessment of Basic Skills of Children of a Preschool Age with Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the VB-MAPP. Autizm i narusheniya razvitiya = Autism and Developmental Disorders, 2021. Vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 25–33. DOI: 10.17759/autdd.2021190103. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Irina A. Nigmatullina, PhD in Education, Associate Professor, Institute of Psychology and Education, Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education — Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6151-6164, e-mail: irinigma@mail.ru

Nadezhda S. Borisova, Master’s Degree Student of Department of Psychology and Pedagogy of Special Education, Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Education — Kazan (Volga Region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9027-8182, e-mail: n.borisova2010@yandex.ru

Albina S. Frolova, Master’s Degree Student, Department of Psychology, Federal State-funded Institution of Higher Education — Rus- sian State Social University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8281-8970, e-mail: alyafrolova0803@yandex.ru

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