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Food Fight: End Mealtime Battles With Evidence-Based Feeding Interventions

Many families have a veggie-loathing, chicken nuggets-only, no-foods-touching, picky eater in their midst. But families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are even more likely than most to experience mealtime struggles. It’s estimated that 44% to 89% of children with ASD have feeding challenges such as food selectivity, disruptive feeding behaviors, gagging, or overeating.…

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…

Science in Action and the Power of Passion! Meet Macarena Fernandez, Lead Program Coordinator

In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Lead Program Coordinator Macarena Fernandez and hear more about her passion for ABA, and how VB’s core values and dedication are helping clients and employees alike.    What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB? Being able to apply the science of ABA and the analysis of Verbal…

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…