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The Verbal Beginnings Difference
Our early intervention services use evidence-based naturalistic teaching procedures. Our method is positive-reinforcing and play-based.
Our treatment is led by board-certified clinicians who average 9+ years of experience and partner with your family to develop personalized care unique to your child’s needs.
We’ve Helped Thousands of Families Just Like Yours
“It’s not everyday that you come across an organization that actually cares about your child and your family. Verbal Beginnings has surpassed our every expectation for our daughter’s therapy. We had no idea what ABA was until they opened our eyes to it. Our therapists continue to go above and beyond with meeting our needs. We’re so blessed to have found them.”
“I have nothing but positive things to say about Verbal Beginnings! My son has been getting services there for many months now and he’s almost like a different kid. We are a two working parent household and my husband and I are both commuters. Trying to nail down a schedule is super tough, but Verbal Beginnings has been so accommodating and patient with us the entire way. The specialist and therapists are WONDERFUL and they know how to do the job well. I’m so happy to have found this place. We are very happy with our experience.”
“This has changed our life. Our child has come so far in the Early Intervention program at the center in Columbia. Thank you Verbal Beginnings!”
Meet a Few of Our Autism Experts in Maryland
MS, BCBA, LBA | Co-CEO and Founder
Nick Chappell co-Founded Verbal Beginnings in 2011 and serves as the co-CEO of the organization. Prior to founding Verbal Beginnings, Nick worked as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst providing services to children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in schools, residential programs, adult residential programs, home-based programs and center-based programs. Nick graduated from Case Western Reserve University and completed his masters of science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis at Northeastern University.
MA, BCBA, LBA | Co-CEO and Founder
Diana Wolf received both her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Master of Arts degree in Human Services with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from UMBC. While completing her Bachelor’s degree, Diana worked in a Neurobehavioral Unit, providing intensive behavioral interventions as well as a private ABA Technician in the home. Both environments exposed her to the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders and how to manage behavior and teach children to acquire skills. Following the completion of her Bachelor’s degree, Diana decided to expand her experience in the field and joined a Pediatric Feeding Disorders Unit.