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We present the electronic Low Verbal Investigatory Survey (eLVIS), a 30-item parent-report measure designed to assess communicative capacity in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The eLVIS is short, easy to complete, and based on the atypical language trajectories specifically found in individuals with ASD.  Early results from a sample of almost 150 children ages 1- 8 years suggest that LVIS scores are informative about communicative capacity, and capture multiple communication dimensions in children with minimal verbal skills.

To complete the LVIS, click on the “Participate” link to the right.

To download the LVIS (version 4.0), click on the pdf below.


Scoring instructions for LVIS (version 4.0):


The LVIS is described here:

Naples, A., Tenenbaum, E. J., Jones, R. N., Righi, G., Sheinkopf, S. J., & Eigsti, I. M. (2022). Exploring communicative competence in autistic children who are minimally verbal: The Low Verbal Investigatory Survey for Autism (LVIS). Autism, 13623613221136657. doi:10.1177/13623613221136657 *First and second author made equal contributions.

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