verbal beginnings

Becoming a BCBA

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC As a fresh cohort of newly minted Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) celebrate their passing of the certification exam, knowing where to even start on the journey to becoming a BCBA can be…


Four Ways ABA Doesn’t Apply to Autism

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC It is no secret that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has been incredibly effective when working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  So much so, that members of the Behavior…


After the Offer Letter

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC In a previous article, we have discussed the unique overlapping support systems in place for behavior analysts at Verbal Beginnings.  Today we will discuss a different dimension of support, which is provided after…


Benefits to working as an in-home BCBA.

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC These days, Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) are in high demand for Autism Spectrum Disorder treatment.  With so many employment options available, it can be difficult to tell quality Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)…


Getting started with in-home therapy.

By Nick Chappell Verbal Beginnings Setting up an in-home ABA program for your child is easy given the right supports.  Typically, a program is viewed as therapy provided by a BCBA and a Registered Behavior Technician.  These positions are the…


Babbling: A Key Milestone for Speech and Language Development

Angela Cathey, M.A & Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC At Verbal Beginnings, intervention focuses on increasing a variety of areas within each learner’s repertoire, including verbal behavior, social skills, functional life skills, and group instruction skills. Within this…


Vacation tips for parents of children with ASD

Todd A. Ward, PhD, BCBA-D bSci21Media, LLC Summer is here, the kids are out of school, and it’s time for that family road trip! But let’s not kid each other – road trips make for great memories, but can also…