ABA Curriculum

The Portia Curriculum is a complete program guide that can be used with any assessment tool. To make adding objectives even easier, quick find codes have been added from the VB-MAPP, ABLLS-R and ESDM assessments. Program supervisors will employ the industry standard assessment tool that is best suited for their client and then choose the objectives that fit their client’s profile. The curriculum contains goals which span Academic, Adaptive, Cognitive, Communication, Imitation, Instructional Control, Motor and Play and Social. Each objective has a full teaching procedure with mastery criteria, teaching instruction, error correction and much more.

All Teaching Procedures have Targets that can be re-ordered, added to and deleted when needed. Once objectives are added to your client’s program, you can freely modify them so that each client has individualized goals and then save to your own curriculum within Portia.

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Pre-academic teaching instructions that cover necessary skills to suc- ceed in a classroom. These include arts and craft, reading, spelling, math, writing, group skills.


Practical every day behaviors that incorporate areas of self-help such as, eating, life skills, grooming, toileting, dressing.


Teaching the ability to coordinate visual information and motor output in addition to advanced visual perception including executive functioning tasks.


Essential skills for receptive and expressive language acquisition, including intraverbals, manding, receptive, tacting.


Vocal and motor imitation needed for language and general skill development


Build instructional control through pairng yourself, the environment and materials with reinforcement and systematically increasing instructional demands.


Movement actions of the muscles including fine and gross motor skills.


Independent and coordinated play skills with and without stimuli, including social interaction and joint attention skills.


Skill Categories

Click the Skill Categories below to view the Tasks.


Arts and Crafts

  • AC-01 Painting
  • AC-02 Coloring
  • AC-03 Gluing
  • AC-04 Stickers
  • AC-05 Cutting

Group Instructions

  • GI-01 Sits with group during group instruction
  • G1-02 Sits at snack
  • G1-03 Attends to Teacher during small group instruction
  • GI-04 Imitates Teacher behavior in a group activity
  • GI-05 Imitates peer behaviour in a group activity
  • GI-06 Follows Teacher instruction to all do same receptive response
  • GI-07 Sings Songs with group / Choral Responding
  • GI-08 Verbally responds during group instruction
  • GI-09 Lines up with Peers
  • GI-10 Puts Item Away When Activity is Complete
  • GI-11 Participates in Group Clean Up
  • GI-12 Participates in Adult Directed Seat Work
  • GI-13 Waits While Seated at the Table
  • GI-14 Comes in / Goes Outside  for Recess
  • GI-15 Responds to Instructions Given by Teacher During Classroom Routines
  • GI-16 Gathers Own Materials Required for a Task
  • GI-17 Independent Work
  • GI-18 Goes to Front of Group When Asked
  • GI-19 Raises Hand During Group Instruction
  • GI-20 Follows Teacher Instructions to do Receptive Task with a Discrimination
  • GI-21 Learns From Responses Given by Peers in Group Instruction
  • GI-22 Transitions Between Group Activities and Routines
  • GI-23 Follows Classroom Routines


  • MA-01 Rote Counting
  • MA-02 Counts Objects with 1:1 Correspondence
  • MA-03 Counts Out Objects from a Larger Set
  • MA-04 Labels Numbers
  • MA-05 Matches Numbers with Same Amount of Items/Matches Items with Same Number
  • MA-06 Rote Counts Backwards
  • MA-07 Identifies More or Less
  • MA-08 Adds Numbers
  • MA-09 Subtracts Numbers
  • MA-10 Identifies Coins by Name
  • MA-11 Identifies Coins by Value


  • RD-01 Receptive Uppercase Letters
  • RD-02 Labels Uppercase Letters
  • RD-03 Receptive Lowercase Letters
  • RD-04 Labels Lowercase Letters
  • RD-05 Receptive Sounds of Letters
  • RD-06 Labels Sounds of Letters
  • RD-07 Reads Simple Phonemic Words
  • RD-08 Match Words to Words
  • RD-09 Read Sight Words
  • RD-10 Matching Word to Picture


  • SP-01 Spells Individual Sounds
  • SP-02 Spells Simple Phonemic Words
  • SP-03 Spells Consonant Blends
  • SP-04 Spells Words containing Consonant Blends
  • SP-05 Spells Sight Words – Pre-Primer
  • Sp-06 Spells Sight Words – Nouns


  • WR-01 Imitates Markings on Paper
  • WR-02 Imitates Drawing Lines and Shapes
  • WR-03 Prints Uppercase Letters
  • WR-04 Prints Numbers
  • WR-05 Prints Lowercase Letters
  • WR-06 Draws
  • WR-07 Prints within Specified Space
  • WR-08 Prints Words with Model
  • WR-09 Prints Sentences with Model



  • DS-01 Removes Socks
  • DS-02 Removes Shoes
  • DS-03 Removes Pants
  • DS-04 Removes Underwear
  • DS-05 Removes Shirt
  • DS-06 Removes Coat
  • DS-07 Puts on Underwear
  • DS-08 Puts on Pants
  • DS-09 Puts on Shirt
  • DS-10 Puts on Socks
  • DS-11 Puts on Shoes
  • DS-12 Puts on Coat
  • DS-13 Zips up Coat
  • DS-14 Removes Clothing in Dressing Routine
  • DS-15 Completes Dressing Routine
  • DS-16 Ties Shoes
  • DS-17 Puts on Knit Hat
  • DS-18 Puts on Mittens
  • DS-19 Puts on Gloves
  • DS-20 Puts on Sports Bra
  • DS-21 Puts on Bra
  • DS Puts on Front-Opening Bra


  • ES-01 Feeds Self Finger Foods
  • ES-02 Eats with a Spoon
  • ES-03 Eats with a Fork
  • ES-04 Drinks from a Cup
  • ES-05 Uses a Napkin
  • ES-06 Cleans Up Eating Area


  • GS-01 Brushes Teeth
  • GS-02 Brushes Hair
  • GS-03 Uses a Tissue
  • GS-04 Washes Face


  • LS-01 Makes Bed
  • LS-02 Put Clothes in Hamper
  • LS-03 Clears Own Dishes
  • LS-04 Feeds Pet
  • LS-05 Sets Table
  • LS-06 Gets Drink


  • TS-01 Pairing Sitting on Toilet with Reinforcement
  • TS-02 Toileting
  • TS-03 Washes Hands
  • TS-04 Wipes Self
  • TS-05 Completes Toileting Sequence


  • WR-01 Imitates Markings on Paper
  • WR-02 Imitates Drawing Lines and Shapes
  • WR-03 Prints Uppercase Letters
  • WR-04 Prints Numbers
  • WR-05 Prints Lowercase Letters
  • WR-06 Draws
  • WR-07 Prints within Specified Space
  • WR-08 Prints Words with Model
  • WR-09 Prints Sentences with Model


Advanced Cognition

  • CG-01 Situation-Based Emotions
  • CG-02 Desires
  • CG-03 Physical States
  • CG-04 Senses
  • CG-05 Predicts Thoughts
  • CG-06 Perspective Taking
  • CG-07 Beliefs
  • CG-08 Preferences
  • CG-09 Deceptions
  • CG-10 Detects Sarcasm
  • CG-11 Intentions
  • CG-12 Follows Eye Gaze

Executive Functioning

  • EF-01 Stimulus Orienting
  • EF-02 Shifts Attention
  • EF-03 Waits
  • EF-04 Simple and Complex Problem Solving
  • EF-05 Organizes Materials
  • EF-06 Auditory Memory
  • EF-07 Social and Language Flexibility
  • EF-08 Self-Awareness
  • EF-09 Social Problem Solving
  • EF-10 Paraphrases
  • EF-11 Summarizes
  • EF-12 Visual Memory – Delayed Finding a Sample
  • EF-13 Visual Memory – Delayed Replication of a Sequence
  • EF-14 Visual memory – Tacting Items in a Sequence

Visual Spatial

  • VS-01 Matching Object to Object
  • VS-02 Matching Picture to Picture
  • VS-03 Matching Object to Picture
  • VS-04 Matching Picture to Object
  • VS-05 Single Inset Puzzles
  • VS-06 Sorting by Object
  • VS-07 Sorting by Category
  • VS-08 Places Blocks on Picture Card
  • VS-09 Block Imitation
  • VS-10 Puzzles with Multiple Connecting Pieces in an Insert Type Frame
  • VS-11 Jigsaw Puzzles
  • VS-12 Matching Associated Pictures
  • VS-13 Delayed Finding a Sample
  • VS-14 Delayed Replication of a Sequence
  • VS-15 Patterning
  • VS-16 Sequencing



  • IN-01 Fills-in Words from Songs
  • IN-02 Fills-in Blanks regarding Fun Items, Activities and Routine Situations
  • IN-03 Animal Sounds
  • IN-04 Answers Questions regarding the Feature, Function, and Class of Items (IFFC)
  • IN-05 Names the Feature, Function, or Class of items (IFFC Reversal)
  • IN-06 Names Members of Specific Categories
  • IN-07 Names Class Given Multiple Class Members
  • IN-08 Answers Personal Information Questions
  • IN-09 Names Opposites
  • IN-10 Answers “What” Questions Regarding Features of Items
  • IN-11 Answers “What” Questions Regarding Functions of Items
  • IN-12 Answers “what” Questions Related to Items and Activities in the Home and Community
  • IN-13 Answers “Who” Questions Regarding Community Helpers, Characters and Family Members
  • IN-14 Answers “Where” Questions Regarding Items and Activities Found in the Home and Community
  • IN-15 Answers “Which” Questions
  • IN-16 Answers “When” Questions
  • IN-17 Answers “How” Questions
  • IN-18 Answers “What” Questions in the Natural Environment
  • IN-19 Answers “Who” Questions in the Natural Environment


  • MN-01 Mands Using a Point
  • MN-02 Mands with Item Present Using Signs
  • MN-03 Mands with Item Present
  • MN-04 Mands for Items with Signs and Vocal Approximations
  • MN-05 Mands for Attention from Adults
  • MN-06 Mands for Others to Perform an Action
  • MN-07 Mands with Eye Contact
  • MN-08 Mands without Object Present
  • MN-09 Mands using “Yes” or “No”
  • MN-10 Mands for Missing Item
  • MN-11 Mands for Items or Actions in a Chain
  • MN-12 Mands for Help
  • MN-13 Mands for the Removal of an Aversive Item or Activity
  • MN-14 Mands using Sentences
  • MN-15 Mands using “Who” Questions
  • MN-16 Mands using “What” Questions
  • MN-17 Mands using “Where” Questions
  • MN-18 Mands using Prepositions
  • MN-19 Mande using Adjectives
  • MN-20 Mands Using “How” Questions
  • MN-21 Mands Using “Why” Questions
  • MN-22 Mands using “When” Questions
  • MN-23 Socially Mediated Mands for Information
  • MN-24 Mands for Future Items/Events
  • MN-25 Mands Across Settings, People, Stimuli

Receptive Language

  • RL-01 Follows One-Step Receptive Commands
  • RL-02 Identifies Body Parts on Self
  • RL-03 Identifies Pieces of Clothing
  • RL-04 Identifies Pictures of Familiar People
  • RL-05 Identifies Common Objects
  • RL-06 Identifies Pictures of Common Objects
  • RL-07 Demonstrates a Specific Action with an Object
  • RL-08 Demonstrates a Specified Pretend Action
  • RL-09 Identifies Items Presented in a Scene
  • RL-10 Identifies Pictures of Actions
  • RL-11 Identifies Body Parts on Others
  • RL-12 Receptive Identification of an Item by Feature, Function or Class (RFFC)
  • RL-13 Selects Common Environmental Sounds
  • RL-14 Selects Two Items from a Larger Set
  • RL-15 Identifies Pictures of Locations and Common Activities
  • RL-16 Receptive Categories
  • RL-17 Selects Features of Objects
  • RL-18 Selects Functions of Objects
  • RL-19 Identifies Adjectives
  • RL-20 Receptive Prepositions
  • RL-21 Identifies Gender
  • RL-22 Negation
  • RL-23 Same and Different
  • RL-24 Receptive Associated Pictures
  • RL-25 Demonstrated Discriminations with Subject, Action, Object Instructions
  • RL-22 Same and Different

Receptive Language in the Environment

  • RE-01 Responds to Name
  • RE-02 Follows One-Step Situational Instructions
  • RE-03 Follows Instructions to Go to a Named Person
  • RE-04 Follows Instructions to Go to a Location
  • RE-05 Follows Instructions to Perform Actions with Others
  • RE-06 Follows Instructions to Go to a Location and Perform an Action
  • RE-07 Follows Non-Specific Instructions to Put Items Back Where They Belong
  • RE-08 Follows Instructions that contain Adverbs
  • RE-09 Responds to Inhibitory Words
  • RE-10 Follows Multiple Component Sequence Instructions
  • RE-11 Responds to the Gestures of Others


  • TA-01 Tacts Items of Interest
  • TA-02 Tacts Pictures of Familiar People
  • TA-03 Tacts Common Objects
  • TA-04 Tacts Pictures of Common Objects
  • TA-05 Tacts Body Parts
  • TA-06 Tacts Ongoing Actions
  • TA-07 Tacts Pictures of Actions
  • TA-08 Tacts Items Presented in a Scene
  • TA-09 Tacts Two-Word Combinations
  • TA-10 Tacts Multi-word Combinations with Subject, Action, Object
  • TA-11 Tacts Adjectives
  • TA-12 Tacts Prepositions
  • TA-13 Tacts Early Pronouns/Possessives
  • TA-14 Tacts Common Environmental Sounds
  • TA-15 Tacts Class
  • TA-16 Tacts Items when Given the Feature, Function, or Class (TFFC)
  • TA-17 Tacts the Feature of Items
  • TA-18 Tacts the Function of Items
  • TA-19 Tacts Objects that do not Belong
  • TA-20 Tacts Features or Items that are Missing
  • TA-21 Tacts Items that are Incorrect
  • TA-22 Tacts Items with Yes/No
  • TA-23 Tacts Pictures of Emotions
  • TA-24 Tacts Community Helpers
  • TA-25 Tacts Complex Multiple Word Combinations



  • EC-01 Echoes Sounds – Stimulus-Stimulus Pairing Procedure
  • EC-02 Echoes Sounds – Prompt Method
  • EC-03 Echoes Sounds – Hand Cue Method
  • EC-04 Echoes Sounds
  • EC-05 Echoes Words
  • EC-06 Echoes Sentences

Motor Imitation

  • MI-01 Imitates using Objects
  • MI-02 Imitates using Objects in a Discrimination
  • MI-03 Imitates Gross Motor Movements
  • MI-04 Imitates in the Natural Environment
  • MI-05 Imitates Oral Motor Movements
  • MI-06 Imitates Blowing Horns
  • MI-07 Imitates Fine Motor Movements
  • MI-08 Imitates Touching Multiple Objects
  • MI-09 Imitates Multiple Actions with Objects
  • MI-10 Imitates Multiple Motor Actions

Instructional Control


  • CO-01 Accepts Items from Teacher
  • CO-02 Accepts Reinforcer and Remains in Close Proximity
  • CO-03 Accepts Novel Items
  • CO-04 Comes Willingly to Instructional Area
  • CO-05 Remains in Therapy Area
  • CO-06 Acquires New Reinforcers
  • CO-07 Sits at the Table where Instruction Occurs
  • CO-08 Gives Up Reinforcers
  • CO-09 Waits for Preferred Item to be Delivered
  • CO-10 Engages in Easy Responses before Accessing Reinforcement
  • CO-11 Attends To and Scans the Stimuli Being Presented
  • CO-12 Accepts Prompts without Maladaptive Behavior
  • CO-13 Acquires New Skills/Prompt Dependency
  • CO-14 Sustains Motivation for Longer Periods of Time
  • CO-15 Increasing Variable Ratio Schedule of Reinforcement
  • CO-16 Accepts Reinforcement Across Stimuli, Settings, and People


Fine Motor

  • FM-01 Strengthening Pincer Grasp
  • FM-02 Strings Beads
  • FM-03 Stacks Blocks
  • FM-04 Laces
  • FM-05 Buttons
  • FM-06 Zippers
  • FM-07 Actions with Pellets
  • FM-08 Build Objects
  • FM-09 Fold Paper
  • FM-10 Folds Paper in Half
  • FM-11 Folds Paper in Thirds
  • FM-12 Fastens Zip-Lock Bags
  • FM-13 Places Address Label
  • FM-14 Places Sticker over Hole
  • FM-15 Puts Lid on Bowl
  • FM-16 Puts Lid on Box
  • FM-17 Puts Pages into Ring Binder
  • FM-18 Screws Lids on Jars
  • FM-19 Seals Envelope
  • FM-20 Inserts Paper in Pocket Folder
  • FM-21 Inserts Straw into Drink Box
  • FM-22 Inserts Paper into File Folder
  • FM-23 Uses an Electric Pencil Sharpener
  • FM-24 Opens Cans with Pull-Tabs
  • FM-25 Opens Drink Cans
  • FM-26 Opens Flip-Top Containers
  • FM-27 Removes Lids of Boxes
  • FM-28 Unscrews Lids from Containers
  • FM-29 Uses Tape
  • FM-30 Unscrews Lids of Jars
  • FM-31 Tracing Lines and Shapes
  • FM-32 Loads Stapler
  • FM-33 Removes Staples
  • FM-34 Fastens Twist-Ties
  • FM-35 Uses Manual Pencil Sharpener
  • FM-36 Punches Holes in Paper
  • FM-37 Staples Pages Together

Gross Motor

  • GM-01 Ascends Stairs
  • GM-02 Descends Stairs
  • GM-03 Ride-on Toys
  • GM-04 Jumps Up
  • GM-05 Jumps Forward
  • GM-06 Jumps Down
  • GM-07 Jumps Hurdles
  • GM-08 Jumps Sideways
  • GM-09 Runs
  • GM-10 Gallops
  • GM-11 Stands on One Foot
  • GM-12 Hops
  • GM-13 Hops on One Foot
  • GM-14 Stands on Tiptoes
  • GM-15 Walks on Tiptoes
  • GM-16 Climbs Ladder
  • GM-17 Rides Tricycle
  • GM-18 Bounces Ball
  • GM-19 Throws Ball Overhand
  • GM-20 Throws Ball Underhand
  • GM-21 Catches Ball
  • GM-22  Catches Bouncing Ball
  • GM-23 Rolls Ball
  • GM-24 Kicks Ball

Play and Social

Joint Attention and Social

  • SS-01 Accepts Reinforcement from Peers
  • S-02 Looks at Adult During Social Play in Anticipation of an Action
  • SS-03 Following Point from Adult
  • SS-04 Establishes Eye Contact with Familiar Adults
  • SS-05 Looks When Greeted by an Adult
  • SS-06 Shows an Object of Interest
  • SS-07 Point to object of interest
  • SS-08 Responds to Greeting by Waving or Vocalizing
  • SS-09 Accepts Novel Items from Peers
  • SS-10 Looks at Peers in a Group Setting – Observes their Actions
  • SS-11 Engages with Peer During Parallel Play
  • SS-12 Sits with Peers in Group Activity
  • SS-13 Gives Object to Peer
  • SS-14 Engages in Fun Physical Play with Peer
  • SS-15 Imitates Behavior of Peers
  • SS-16 Initiates Greetings
  • SS-17 Responds Receptively to Directions Given by Peers
  • SS-18 Asks for Items from Peers
  • SS-19 Looks at Peer When Name is Called
  • SS-20 Mands for Attention from Peers and Adults During Play
  • SS-21 Gives Directions to Peers
  • SS-22 Turn Taking in Structured Play
  • SS-23 Interactive Motor Games
  • SS-24 Interactive Ball Games
  • SS-25 Plays Board Games
  • SS-26 Cooperative Activities
  • SS-27 Interactive Toy Play
  • SS-28 Cooperative Thematic Play
  • SS-29 Asks Peer to Play / Makes Play Initiation Statements
  • SS-30 Accepts or Declines Invitation to Join Play
  • SS-31 Asks to Join Play Already in Progress
  • SS-32 Answers Social Questions Presented by Peer
  • SS-33 Mands for Information from Peers
  • SS-34 Asks Social Questions to Peers
  • SS-35 Polite Language
  • SS-36 Responds When Interrupted While Engaged in an Ongoing Activity
  • SS-37 Compliments
  • SS-38 Attends to the Interest of Others
  • SS-39 Provides Sympathy to Peer When Hurt
  • SS-40 Solves Social Situations
  • SS-41 Conversation when No Stimuli are Present
  • SS-42 Leaves Play Appropriately


  • PS-01 Explores Toys in the Environment
  • PS-02 Plays with Toys that Require One Repetitive Motor Action
  • PS-03 Plays with Toys that Require Multiple Actions
  • PS-04 Produces and Imitates Sound Effects Related to Play
  • PS-05 Plays with Props and Figures
  • PS-06 Plays with Toys Related to a Common Theme
  • PS-07 Sequences Play Related to a Toy Set
  • PS-08 Completes Independent Activities with Beginning and End
  • PS-09 Symbolic Play
  • PS-10 Sequences Play Related to a Pretend Theme
  • PS-11 Plays Using Known Stories
  • PS-12 Dramatic Play
  • PS-13 Engages with a Variety of Indoor Toys and Activities
  • PS-14 Engages with Outdoor Equipment
  • PS-15 Plays with Toys and Engages in Verbal Behavior

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