ABA Behind the Scenes: What is Listener Responding?

In this edition of ABA Behind the Scenes, Jami Hardy, MS, BCBA, LGPC, talks about listener responding in early language development. Listener responding is following directions given by others—for example, stand up, walk to the table, find mom, touch the chair, and pick up book. This is an important skill to discriminate between multiple items,…

Community, Culture, and Cultivating Relationships: Meet Jillian Bartolini, Clinical Supervisor

In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor and BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) Jillian Bartolini, as she talks about Verbal Beginnings’ community and culture, and why she loves working in ABA therapy.   What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB? Everyone always says the most rewarding part of the job is…

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…

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…