Transform Your ABA Assessment Process, Programming And
Progress Reporting With VB-MAPP App And EFL App.

Our mission is to empower professionals, working with learners of all abilities, by leveraging technology to
provide innovative and engaging tools for assessment, learning and growth.

Our Mission


Our mission is to empower caregivers of neuro-diverse learners, using technology to provide innovative and engaging time-saving tools.

We strive to transform how we support individuals who take care of and work with learners with autism and other disabilities, by offering accessible, up-to-date resources to enhance their ability to assess, program for, and report progress.

Our goal is for our users to focus all their attention on working with their learners to help them reach their full potential.


Essential for Living (EFL) is a comprehensive life skills curriculum with social validity, evidence-based teaching and measurement strategies and procedures, that result in the dignity and quality of life children and adults with moderate-to-severe disabilities and limited skill repertoires richly deserve.


The Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) is a widely used language and social skills assessment program for children with autism or other developmental disabilities. The VB-MAPP can provide parents and professionals with the information necessary for developing IEPs that target the most appropriate skills at the most optimal time The electronic version of this revolutionary assessment is available for iOS products and on the web and automatically updates the grids and calculates scores. It offers videos demonstrating the assessment process and produces an editable and time-saving report based on the results.


Coming soon! Looking for a BCBA? Looking for a professional who is skilled in the specific areas that your practice or your learner needs? BCBA Now! matches professionals to clients to address the specific needs of that learner. BCBAs looking for growth in a particular area of ABA expertise can find those experts to guide and support them.


Most humans learn to speak quite easily, with no special training. For those who don’t, the task falls to others, who may find it beyond daunting to figure out where to start. But there’s no reason that we should expect ourselves to know how to do this. However, the EESAPP-App takes Dr.Esch’s EESAPP Guide and Protocol and automates much of the process of creating a speech program for your learner. This revolutionary app not only guides you through the assessment, but uses Artificial Intelligence and the ability to record your learner’s responses during the assessment to help guide your entire team to create an individualized speech program for each of your learners.

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On-Site Training​


Looking for a comprehensive, interactive, and personalized way to learn about the VB-MAPP and EFL, and explore other topics related to the science of ABA? Look no further than our On-site Training Program! Led by our Lead BCBA, who has worked directly with Dr. Mark Sundberg and also Dr. Patrick McGreevy and Troy Fry to create both the VB-MAPP App and EFL App respectively. Our onsite training courses offer an unparalleled level of expertise and insight in a fun and non-intimidating way.

Our On-site Training Program is perfect for organizations looking to deepen their staff’s knowledge of both assessments/curricula, whether using the print or the electronic versions. The program aims to show how using the science of ABA with all learners can make a difference!

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Frequently Asked Questions

The VB-MAPP and Essential for Living apps are educational tools designed for teachers of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism and related disorders.

The VB-MAPP App is a criterion-referenced developmental assessment tool, curriculum guide, and skill-tracking system that is designed to assess children with autism, and other individuals who demonstrate language delays.

The Essential for Living App is a comprehensive function-based assessment tool for teachers to help individuals learn daily living skills, such as communication, self-care, and social skills. There may come a time in a learner’s life when catching up to typically developing peers and using a developmental assessment is no longer appropriate. Using a function-based assessment and curriculum that continues to work on communication may be what is needed.

DataMTD offers both* types of assessments/curricula as apps. The goal of our apps is to save time by automating some of the processes so team members can spend more time working with their learners than on paperwork.

Our VB-MAPP and EFL apps offer several advantages over the traditional print books.

  • The apps allow users to access all of the same content in a more interactive and engaging format. The apps also 
  • They feature automated reporting and scoring, eliminating manual and time-consuming tasks.
  • Information is easily accessible at the moment it is needed, without the need to search through pages. 
  • They include progress reports and video examples that help guide users through each step. Additionally, 
  • Videos within the apps demonstrate how to conduct assessments, providing hands-on learning opportunities for newer staff. 
  • Our apps also offer the ability to share access digitally with others, enabling collaboration with unlimited team members at no additional cost. 


All this makes our apps a convenient and cost-effective solution for all your assessment needs!

The VB-MAPP and Essential for Living apps can be incredibly beneficial for a wide range of individuals including parents, clinicians, practitioners, psychologists, speech-language pathologists, para-educators, and classroom support staff. 

These apps offer several key benefits including their time-saving features, the assessor’s ability to share information with others, and the generation of editable progress reports. These features make the apps an essential tool for anyone working with children who need support in their development. 

With “How To” and “Show me” video examples integrated into every step, these apps provide a comprehensive and convenient resource for improving the lives of learners. 

Additionally, the ability to collaborate and share learner data digitally with an unlimited number of team members at no cost makes the apps an even more powerful tool for supporting learners and their families.

To access the VB-MAPP and Essential for Living apps, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Create a free account for the VB-MAPP app at or for the Essential for Living app at
  2. For those using an iPhone, iPad or Mac, the VB-MAPP APP is available on the App Store.
  3. Take a look around and explore the features of the app.
  4. If you require a free license, simply contact us at
  5. For more information and support, you can visit our guide section at

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Preferred Partners

“Catalyst’s clinicians and tech team spent countless hours with DataMTD’s lead clinician and development team to make its version of the VB-MAPP the best it can be for their users.” That's why Catalyst is our premier partner.

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