ABA Research and Practicum Experiences

Research and Practicum Experiences

Students in the Applied Behavior Analysis track are typically full-time employees at one of the
following practicum placements.

The Kennedy Krieger Institute

Since 1999, we have had a collaborative relationship with the Department of Behavioral
Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Our students have had practicum experiences in
one of three programs in the Department of Behavioral Psychology: (a) Neurobehavioral Unit-
Inpatient, (b) Pediatric Feeding Disorders-Inpatient, and (c) Neurobehavioral Unit-Outpatient.
Students who work in the Department of Behavioral Psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute
receive extensive training in the assessment and treatment of problem behavior (e.g., aggression,
food refusal), as well as caregiver training. For more information about employment at the
Kennedy Krieger Institute, please contact the Director and he can direct you to a point of contact
at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

The Shafer Center

The Shafer Center is a school that serves learners with autism spectrum disorder. Students who
work at the Shafer Center receive extensive training on methods to assess and teach pre-
academic and academic skills, as well as strategies to manage classroom behavior.

Verbal Beginnings

As a leader in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Beginnings offers the opportunity for those passionate about making a difference to be a part of our mission:  Changing lives. One client at a time. One professional at a time. Working at Verbal Beginnings, you will be part of an evolving and growing company that continues to provide new opportunities for both, staff and families. We value professional growth and support our employees in their path toward their goals by offering programs such as Career Planning and Mentorship Programs, BCBA Candidate Supervision and Oversight, Leadership Development Programs, Free Monthly CEUs, and more! Families are able to access various tailored service delivery models including diagnostic testing, in-home ABA therapy, center-based early intervention therapy, feeding therapy, and social skills groups. Employees/students are encouraged to explore and train in numerous departments to gain a plethora of knowledge and experience as they work towards their Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification. Our philosophy of changing lives and commitment to our core values of collaboration, dissemination, education, innovation, and inspiration has been the driving force that has allowed us to make an impact for over a decade. We’re excited to offer the opportunity to those who share the same values, For more information about employment, please email join@verbalbeginnings.com