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…

Coming April 2019: The NEW Verbal Beginnings Center

Verbal Beginnings is excited to announce the grand opening of the NEW Verbal Beginnings Center located just ½ mile away from our current center on Columbia Gateway Drive in Columbia, Maryland. We will stick to the same philosophy of improving the quality of life for children with developmental disabilities through top-notch care, now just with a…

child writes at in-home early intervention services

The Difference Between In-Home Early Intervention Services And Extended School Year Services

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), school districts are required to provide services outside of the regular school year to qualifying individuals. In order to qualify for ESY, a child must already have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in place, and demonstrate either a regression in skills, or show evidence of emerging pivotal skills…

Home Based Therapies with child with ASD

4 Reasons ABA Clinicians Choose Home Based Therapies

When clinicians are pursuing their BCBA certification, they must often decide whether to pursue a career in home based therapies or a clinic/center setting.  There are many reasons for choosing either setting.  In this article, we’ll discuss the 4 reasons clinicians often choose home-based therapies, along with some additional considerations if you choose this path.…