June 19th & June 20th, 2014

Registration for the Workhsop is now Closed.

2-Day VB-MAPP Workshop
Presented by Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D

This two-day workshop will cover the basic elements of the applied behavior analysis/verbal behavior approach to language assessment and intervention for children with autism or other types of developmental disabilities. On the first day,the focus will be on how to use a behavioral analysis of language to assess a child's language and social skills, as well as his potential barriers to language acquisition, using the VB-MAPP assessment program. Participants will then learn how to use the results of the assessment to determine an individual child's immediate intervention priorities.

During the second day, the focus will be developing an individualized intervention program. Several teaching procedures will be described (e.g., early mand training, vocabulary development, intraverbal development). Additional topics discussed over the course of the workshop will include how to set up a classroom for children with autism, data collection, behavior problems, augmentative communication, inclusion, and peer interaction.

General Information

The cost of this workshop is $40.00 and includes lunch both days and one VB-MAPP Protocol.

This event will take place at the Pohlcat Golf Course in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. Registration is 8 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. and the workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. For additional information on the event you may view or download our flyer.VB-MAPP Workshop Flyer.pdf

Registration Information

Registration for the VB-MAPP workshop has closed.

Space is limited to the first 200 paid registrants.

Due to space limitations, if you would like to attend one day of the workshop you must pay the full registration for both days and only attend the one day.

Additional Readings

For individuals who would like more detail, the following are additional book chapters and published papers for your review:

Hall and Sundberg 1987.pdf
 Michael, Palmer and Sundberg 2011.pdf

Sundberg and Michael 2001.pdf

Sundberg and Sundberg 2011.pdf

Sundberg Cooper et al chapter 2007.pdf

Sundberg et. al 2002 mands for info.pdf

Sundberg Mand-William's book Chapter 2004.pdf

Sundberg MO paper FINAL.pdf

Additional Information

For additional information on the VB-MAPP, please visit the AVB Press FAQ page at 

For additional information on Mark Sundberg, Ph.D., BCBA-D, you may visit his website at

Continuing Education  (CE)
Dr. Sundberg is approved to provide CE thro​ugh the Behavior Analysts Certification Board (BACB). This workshop qualifies for 12 hours of Type II CE from the BACB. All BCBAs and BCaBAs will need to provide their certificate number at registration and attend the full training to receive CE.

Certificate of Attendance
Registrants who attend the full training, but are not eligible to receive Type II CE from the BACB, will receive a certificate of attendance.

Hotel Accommodations
There are rooms reserved for a discounted rate (reference VB-MAPP) at the following area hotels for Wednesday, June 18th and Thursday, June 19th:

The Soaring Eagle Waterpark and Hotel is offering a limited number of discounted rooms for reservations made, when referencing VB-MAPP, prior to June 10th.

Baymont Inn and Suites is offering a limited number of discounted rooms for reservations made, when referencing VB-MAPP, prior to June 11th.

Mt. Pleasant Inn & Suites is offering a limited number of discounted rooms for reservations made, when referencing VB-MAPP, prior to  June 10th.

If you are a tax exempt organization or individual, please be sure to make hotel staff aware of your status while making your reservation and submit any tax exempt paperwork prior to your arrival.