Now Available in Maryland

The Best In-Home
Early Intervention Services

Verbal Beginnings’s early intervention services can help your child improve behaviors, learn new skills, and reach new milestones.

  • Play-Based
  • Positive-Reinforcing
  • Insurance Accepted
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We Accept Most Major Insurance

No Long Waitlists

The sooner we begin, the better the outcomes. Our tech-enabled platform gets your child started faster.

Personalized & Proven

Our evidence-based, naturalistic and personalized approach to early intervention services helps your child learn through play.

In-Home Therapy

Being in your comfort zone makes a big difference. We come to your child — not the other way around.

Transformative Outcomes

Our families see an 85% improvement in behaviors within the first six months of care, on average.

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Our Early Intervention Services Are Available Throughout Maryland!

Getting Started is Easy

Answer several quick questions, and schedule a call with Verbal Beginnings.
We'll process your insurance and diagnosis information so your family is ready to start care.
We'll match you with the best provider in your area and start therapy.

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.”

-Adam Collins

“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.”

-Alleathea Perkins

“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!”

-Cheryl Lane

Meet a Few of Our Autism Experts in Maryland

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Nick Chappell

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.

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Diana Wolf

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.

Unlock New Possibilities with Verbal Beginning’s Early Intervention Services.