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Functional Life Skills for learners with limited repertoires and moderate to severe problem behavior

We are committed to leading the way in getting the learners on the best assessment and curriculum tool to meet their needs. Many learners that start on VB-MAPP may stop making meaningful progress and caregivers may quickly realize a different approach is needed. Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry have created an amazing assessment and curriculum and data collection system to meet the needs of these special learners.

Functional Life Skills for learners with limited repertoires and moderate to severe problem behavior
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About the EFL APP

The Essential for Living Web App

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Essential For Living App

In 2018, Liz and Steve were given the distinct privilege of working with Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry to create a web based app for Essential for Living to help automate the assessment and programming for these learners.

In 1996, Liz and Steve’s daughter, Sarah, was diagnosed with Autism. They saw the difference that Applied Behavior Analysis made to Sarah’s progress. As a result, Liz went back to school and earned her Masters degree in Special Education with an emphasis in ABA, and then became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).

Part of the journey involved finding a good path forward from the developmental instrument (VB-MAPP) to a daily living skills program that also works on communication and problem behavior (EFL). Sarah’s world has opened up and she is able to do so much more in the community both for herself and others. EFL was the solution for us.

Essential For Living App
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A comprehensive assessment tool that can be accessed and completed on any device with a web browser and soon to be a native IOS app as well.


User-friendly interface and controls that guide even novice users to unlock the power of EFL.


Resources for teaching and reinforcing the skills assessed in Essential For Living, including teaching materials, lesson plans (protocols) all written by Dr. McGreevy and Troy Fry.

Data sharing

Users can add members to their learners teams, including parents, enabling them to collaborate to see the results of the assessment, program for the learner and find the best communication method that is most beneficial to the learner.

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Please Watch The EFL Web App Walkthrough Video Below!
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Frequently Asked Questions

The VB-MAPP and Essential for Living apps are educational tools designed for individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism and related disorders. The VB-MAPP app features assessments and skill-building activities to help individuals learn language and social skills, while the Essential for Living app is a comprehensive tool that helps individuals learn daily living skills, such as communication, self-care, and social skills.

Our VB-MAPP and EFL apps offer several advantages over the traditional print books. With our apps, users can access all of the same content in a more interactive and engaging format. The apps also feature automated reporting and scoring, eliminating manual and time-consuming tasks. The information is easily accessible at the moment it's needed, without the need to search through pages. The apps include progress reports and video examples that help guide users through each step. Additionally, video assessments demonstrate how to conduct assessments, providing hands-on learning opportunities. Our apps also offer the ability to share access with others, enabling collaboration with unlimited team members at no additional cost. This makes our apps a convenient and cost-effective solution for all your assessments 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 time-saving, the ability to share information with others, and the generation of progress reports. These features make the apps an essential tool for anyone working with children who need support in their development. With video examples and assessments integrated into every step, these apps provide a comprehensive and convenient resource for improving the lives of learners. Additionally, the ability to collaborate 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 through our website at either or
  2. For those using an iPhone, iPad or Mac, the VB-MAPP APP is available for free on the App Store.
  3. Take a look around and explore the features of the app.
  4. If you require a free license, simply reach out to us at
  5. For more information and support, you can visit our guide section at
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