VESIP™ (Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing) is an easy to use, web-based direct assessment of children’s social information processing skills that utilizes an interactive and immersive simulation format. It is designed for children in grades 3–7 (approx. 8–12 years old). Through computer animation, a child assumes the role of a primary “self” avatar and interacts with other avatars. The program measures responses to five types of challenging social situations and across several assessment domains. It requires minimal administrator expertise and no reading skills on the part of the child.

The Spanish version of VESIP is currently available to partner schools for free as part of a national validation study. To learn how to get involved, contact Ashley Karls at

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Contact Nicole Russo-Ponsaran, PhD to learn more:
Phone: (847) 763‑7927