Diagnostics Goes Virtual: Behind the Scenes with Allison Maletsky, Psy.D

As part of Verbal Beginnings’ new Telehealth suite of services, our New Beginnings diagnostic service has launched a virtual option as well! Here to share more about this program is licensed psychologist and head of our New Beginnings program, Allison Maletsky, Psy.D!   How is a virtual diagnostic session different than an in-person session? A…

Want to Become an RBT? We Can Help with That!

Today’s post is written by Talent Acquisition Specialist, Tia Johnson, and tackles some of the most common questions (answers) about becoming an RBT. Check it out! First Things First… What is an RBT? A Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a credentialed professional who practices Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) under the close, ongoing supervision of a…

Professional Journals and Physical Exercise: A Conversation with Clinical Supervisor, Shari Pincus

Do you mind if we burst with pride for a second and give some props to one of our own? Shari Pincus, Clinical Supervisor with Verbal Beginnings, recently had her article, Context influences preference for and level of physical activity of adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, published in one of the most distinguished ABA…

ABA Behind the Scenes: Extinction in Behavior

Extinction occurs when behavior with a history of being reinforced no longer results in access to reinforcement. Extinction is generally put into place for behaviors we want to see less of, and should only be used in combination with reinforcement for appropriate replacement behaviors. Extinction may be illustrated in a variety of ways depending on…