ABLLS-R®

Our Curriculum is guided by an internationally recognised assessment tool called the ABLLS-R®, which stands for Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised. It was developed based on scientific research into how young children acquire new skills.

On average, a typically developing child masters 544 different skills by the age of 6 before starting school. In contrast, children with autism who don’t undergo intensive early intervention begin to fall behind as early as 6 months of age and many only acquire a fraction of these skills by school-going age.

WE TEACH YOUR CHILD HOW TO LEARN

We have found that in working with children with autism or developmental delays, it is important to first teach children how to learn. That’s why, when we begin your child’s therapy, we prioritise the following early learning and communication skills in our curriculum.

Early Learning Skills

Self-Help Skills

Cooperation & Reinforce Effectiveness

Dressing Skills

Visual Performance

Eating Skills

Receptive Language

Grooming

Vocal Imitation

Toileting

Requests

Motor Skills

Labelling

Gross Motor

Intraverbals (Early Conversation)

Fine Motor

Spontaneous Vocalizations

Academic Skills

Syntax and Grammar

Reading

Play/Leisure Skills

Math

Social Interaction Skills

Writing

Group Instructions

Spelling

Classroom Routines

Generalised Responding

ABLLS-R allows us to identify the gaps in your child’s skills development and plan an individualised programme designed to fill those gaps over time.  We track the skills development and map progress in ABLLS-R so that the individualised curriculum can be adjusted and paced to your child’s individual developmental needs. 

DR JAMES PARTINGTON, Ph.D., BCBA-D, THE DEVELOPER OF ABLLS-R®

Dr. James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D is our resident behaviour and curriculum trainer and one of the world’s foremost experts in the Verbal Behaviour approach. He has over 40 years of clinical experience in language‐based intervention with children with autism and has authored ABLLS-R® and is the co‐author of Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Partington has dedicated his life to helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) or other developmental delays. His expertise is in language-based intervention, helping children develop the basic language and learning skills they need for everyday interactions with others. He is the developer of ABLLS-R, and, as a result, has pioneered the inclusion of verbal behaviour into applied behavioural analysis.