ABLLS-R: The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised

ABLLS-R: The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills - Revised is an assessment tool, curriculum guide and skills-tracking system used to help guide the instruction of language and critical learner skills for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. Practical and parent-friendly, this tool can be used to facilitate the identification of skills needed by your child to effectively communicate and learn from everyday experiences. A comprehensive review of 544 skills from 25 skill areas including language, social interaction, self-help, academic and motor skills that most typically developing children acquire prior to entering kindergarten are provided in the ABLLS-R. The task items within each skill area are arranged from simpler to more complex tasks. The assessment results allow parents and professionals to pinpoint obstacles that have been preventing a child from acquiring new skills and to develop a comprehensive, highly personalized, language-based curriculum. The ABLLS-R is comprised of two documents:
  1. The ABLLS-R Protocol is used to score the child's performance on the task items and provides 15 appendices that allow for the tracking of a variety of specific skills that are included in the assessment. The Protocol includes a set of grids that comprise a skills tracking system that makes it possible to observe and document a child's progress in the acquisition of critical skills.
  2. The ABLLS-R Guide provides information about the features of the ABLLS-R, how to correctly score items and how to develop Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals and objectives that clearly define and target the learning needs of a student.