The initial evaluations for the children diagnosed or suspected of ASD are the most important in deciding on the intervention plan.

They take place in the Centre and take between 4 and 20 hours, depending on the age and the development status of the child.

1. Evaluation of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R)

How does it apply to?

This is an instrument for evaluation and observation of the competences of children before 7 years old, which puts the basis for developing an individualized curriculum.

What does it measure?

The evaluation offers an exhaustive analysis of 544 abilities of 25 areas of communication, social competencies, cognitive and motoric development, and self-service. It facilitates identification of the necessary aptitudes so that the child can communicate efficiently and can learn by day to day experiences.

At what time ?

It is done annually or biannually

2. Language and Social Abilities Evaluation (VB-MAPP)

Who does it apply to?

VB-MAPP is used most frequently for children younger than 4 years old., with autism or other development deficiencies. It can be used for children with language development deficiency.

What does it measure?

This evaluation measures: intraverbal abilities, such as requesting and naming,  motor imitation, independent play, social interaction, visual performance, linguistic structure,  early academic abilities, and group interaction abilities.

What does it help you with?

Based on this evaluation: the priorities of the intervention are establish, feedback is offered for the parents and other professionals, the individual curriculum of intervention is panned.

3. Evaluarea - ESDM Checklist

For whom is it?

It applies to children between 18 months and 4 years old.

Who participates?

A parent, the supervisor, the therapist. At the end of each week, both parents. 

What does it measure?

The supervisor evaluates: communication, social and adaptive behavior, cognitive abilities, play, gross and fine motor skills — through the „Early Start Denver Model Curriculum Checklist” instrument. 

What happens?

Daily, for a week (lasts 2 h), the supervisor and the therapist work with the child. At these briefings, one parent must be present..

Based on these evaluations, the objectives of the intervention will be established. The evaluation, done by the supervisor through play (for facilitating the child-adult interaction), also includes information obtained from the parents or other specialized persons. Thus, a precise image of the child’s abilities is formed. 

At the end of each week, a briefing with both parents takes place.

How often does evaluation repeat?

It is repeated every 3 months. At the end of the re-evaluation, a new Personalised Intervention Plan is established. It can be done earlier, if the child masters over half of the objectives in the Intervention Plan.

4. Denver II

For who is it?

For children of all ages, for identifying those children who are manifesting delays in development.

About Denver.

The Denver test is a screening instrument that offers a comprehensive analysis of the child’s general development and signals the potential difficulties in development.

What does it measure?

It measures 125 items (tasks) through which the child is evaluated in the following areas: 

• Personal-Social: the totality of the child’s ability to model his behavior for social interaction in a functional manner and the capacity to take care of his/her own needs (25 items)

 Fine-adaptive motor skill: coordination; utilizing small objects, finger dexterity and solving problems (29 items)

• Gross-motor skills: measures the fluency and control over the body’s muscle movement, which includes the following abilities: to start, to stop, to turn back, to go up, to stay down, to walk, to jump and other movements implying big muscles of the body (32 items)

Language skills: hearing, comprehension, using language, and the child’s capacity to process information (39 items).


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