Comprehensive Services and Autism Therapy: Questions and Answers
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by Lucas Hanyok
2d ago
Verbal Beginnings wants to be your choice for early intervention comprehensive autism services! That means a collaborative approach to therapy that covers a wide range of services to help children on the autism spectrum. We know that the topic of comprehensive services and ABA therapy can raise some questions so here are some quick Q/A’s about what Verbal Beginnings provides when it comes to autism services for children. How are Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy integrated into ABA Therapy? Our teams of Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs), Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Board Certif ..read more
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Autism Diagnosis: Medical vs Educational
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by Lucas Hanyok
5d ago
What’s The Difference Between School and Medical Autism Diagnoses? Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex condition that affects children and adults in various ways. When it comes to Early Intervention and getting therapy for a young child, an official diagnosis plays a big part in getting the right treatment… and fast. One important aspect of this critical moment in time is understanding the difference between a school-based autism diagnosis and a medical autism diagnosis. While both are useful, they serve different purposes and follow distinct processes. So what’s the difference and wh ..read more
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How Does Verbal Beginnings Invest in Your Career Growth?
Verbal Beginnings Blog
by Lucas Hanyok
2w ago
Working at Verbal Beginnings is more than just a job, it’s a meaningful career that gives you the power to change a child’s life through the power of ABA. Yet part of doing amazing work in ABA means growing and improving your own professional skillset! That’s huge at Verbal Beginnings and we’ve spent years building in professional growth and development into everything we do. Below are just a few of these programs and initiatives that our staff can take advantage of as they do their best work each day! Verbal Beginnings Academy Verbal Beginnings is a BHCOE Accredited Training Site, which me ..read more
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Thanksgiving: Mealtime Tips, Crafts, and Ways To Donate
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by Corey
1y ago
Verbal Beginnings wishes you a very Happy Thanksgiving filled with abundance and bright moments. We hope you have a wonderful day celebrating all there is to be thankful for! To help make the day extra special, we have some food tips, crafts, and ways to donate in your community!    The most memorable Thanksgiving traditions usually involve family, friends, and food. Our Healthy Beginnings Director has some tips for you to help make this year the BASTE Thanksgiving yet!    Tips For Mealtime     First, you should try and test different foods before the holiday. Fo ..read more
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Food Fight: End Mealtime Battles With Evidence-Based Feeding Interventions
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by Corey
1y ago
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.   Thanksgiving is around the corner and Verbal Beginnings wants to try and ease the transition with new foods and help make this the best holiday yet! We talked to the Director of our Healthy Beginnings pro ..read more
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Devotion in Motion: Meet Emily Summers, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
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by Corey
2y ago
In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Emily Summers as she talks about the surprise she found out on her second day of work and what keeps her coming back each day.   What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB?   The most rewarding part of the job is watching (and being a part of) client and therapist growth as a result of Applied Behavior Analysis. By witnessing client development on a daily basis, I’m filled with pride and joy. The team is able to celebrate together when a new socially significant skill is demonstrated. When a therapist can develop a relat ..read more
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A Passion For Collaboration and Appreciation: Meet Alyson Breeding, M.Ed BCBA LBA
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by Corey
2y ago
In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Alyson Breeding as she talks about her love of working in the field, and how VB supports her “fabulous” career!    What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB? The most rewarding part of my role is seeing the truly amazing progress that our clients make and knowing that I played a part in making that happen! I am frequently in awe of what is happening right before my eyes!    What’s the best part about working for VB? VB goes above and beyond to make sure their employees know they are appreciated. I feel complet ..read more
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Living For the Lightbulb Moments: Meet Heather Pile, M.S., BCBA, LBA
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by Corey
2y ago
In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Heather Pile as she talks about her passion for helping kids have major breakthroughs, and how VB helps her grow as a clinician!   What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB? For me, the most rewarding part of my role is helping families have lightbulb moments… we call them our “woo hoos” during family sessions! We get so excited when the skills we work on start to occur naturally and outside of our training sessions.   What’s the best part about working for VB? VB allows us to work with families in their home and pr ..read more
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Autism Acceptance Month/World Autism Day: The Purpose & History
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by Corey
2y ago
For over 50 years, April has been designated and celebrated as Autism Awareness Month, with the goal being to help spread awareness and educate local communities about Autism. As we kick off the month of April, it is essential to know the history of the incredible obstacles advocates and families worldwide overcame to make this month what it is today. It is remarkable to see how far we have come, but it is only a start to what is still needed as we work towards more inclusion and meaningful change.   In 1970, the Autism Society of America, the United States’ oldest leading grassroots auti ..read more
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A Devotion to Dissemination and Collaboration: Meet Dylan Rutter, Clinical Supervisor
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by Corey
2y ago
In today’s BCBA feature you’ll meet Clinical Supervisor Dylan Rutter and hear more about his love for Verbal Beginnings University, and how his team always brings a smile to his face.   What’s the most rewarding part of your role at VB? I find being able to train highly motivated staff and passing along knowledge of ABA is the most rewarding part of my role at VB. I love seeing the ‘light bulb’ moment on my team’s faces when they see the payout in their sessions.   What’s the best part about working for VB? The best part of working at VB is the sense of support and community we share ..read more
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