Our paired social groups are in full swing, addressing reading readiness and social skills!
Behavioral Directions, LLC in Sterling, VA is a consulting firm of leading licensed behavior analyst
A Resource for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Behavior Disorders for the past 20 years in the Northern VA and metro DC area. Dr. Jane Barbin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D and staff are highly experienced in evidence-based practice and intervention serving individuals with developmental disabilities in our clinic and in the home and community. Al
l staff members are credentialed in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, or in process. Behavioral Directions LLC is a recognized leader in the field both locally and nationally.
Our paired social groups are in full swing, addressing reading readiness and social skills!
Make Halloween a success with these awesome tips by Rethink!
read more here:https://www.rethinkbehavioralhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/halloween-guide-children-autism-spectrum-rethinkbh.pdf
Happy Friday! Check out these GOURD-geous jack-o-lanterns our clients made. We are getting into the Halloween spirit! 🎃🧡
ARCTOBERFEST - The Arc of Northern Virginia's Halloween Extravaganza is coming up fast! 🎃
When: Saturday, 10/21/23 from 3:00p-9:00p
SENSORY FRIENDLY HOUR: 6:00p-7:00p
Where: The Columbus Club – Knights of Columbus at 5115 Little Falls Road in Arlington.
This fun-for-all event features:
• Haunted House and Graveyard • Costume Contest • Photo Booth
• Door Prizes • Refreshments
All in a Fun Halloween Atmosphere!
Get your tickets:
About the Event Details Purchase Tickets Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors Volunteer The Arc of Northern Virginia’s 2023 Arctoberfest Halloween Extravaganza Join us on Saturday, October 21, for a fun, family-friendly event for all ages and […]
Looking For Some Fall Fun? You Won't Want to Miss This! 🍁
get tickets here: https://asnv.harnessgiving.org/events/689
🌟 Introducing Our Executive Director!
Dr. Jane Barbin, PhD, BCBA-D is a Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Behavior Analyst who developed Behavioral Directions LLC over 20 years ago, and serves as Executive Director. After completing an internship at Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins Medical Center, she was the founding director of the Ivymount School Autism Program in Rockville, MD before beginning in private practice. She enjoys serving as Conference Co-Chairperson of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA) and supporting local professionals and educators. She loves seeing the progress of the children she serves, in keeping with the power of the Applied Behavior Analysis science. She also loves supporting the professionals whom she supervises. In her free time, Dr. Barbin enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens, who keep her busy with their sports and college activities. She also finds work-life balance in her yoga routines, faith community, traveling and spending time with friends.
Fall is in the air at St. Luke's Catholic School!
📢Check out this FREE parent resource! 📢
How Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Helps Children with Communication Challenges
Thursday, October 26, 2023
5:15pm - 6:30pm ET
register here: https://www.mayinstitute.org/events/pathways-for-parents-how-aac-helps-children-with-communication-challenges/?utm_source=BenchmarkEmail&utm_campaign=parent_pathways_training_-_OCT._communication&utm_medium=email
📍 Free Webinar Alert!
Kennedy Krieger presents: Understanding Pediatric Feeding Disorders: A Guide for Caregivers
When: October 17th @ 7:00p
• Describe characteristics of a feeding disorder and how they differ from typical picky eating
• Identify 1-2 approaches/strategies to address common roadblocks in a child’s feeding journey
• Understand when and how an evaluation in a feeding disorders clinic is appropriate
register here: https://kennedykrieger.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAUUX-nUSVKJ0SZRQYyy8Q #/registration
Our Staff Make a Difference! https://conta.cc/48yhKtJ
Introducing our Staff Meet Our Dedicated Team Here at Behavioral Directions, our mission is to uphold the dignity of each person we serve and to enhance the quality of life of each child and family.
🌟 Introducing our lead registered behavior technician, Leilah. She has been part of the Behavioral Directions team for 2.5 years. She graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor's degree in clinical psychology, and has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for 5 years. Prior to becoming an RBT, she worked in a daycare where she discovered her passion for working with children. She is en route to getting her master's degree in applied behavior analysis through the University of North Texas, to work toward becoming a board certified behavior analyst. She enjoys being able to witness the evidence-based approach of ABA therapy make a difference in the lives of those she serves. In her free time, she is currently studying Japanese, enjoys baking, catching up with her family, and going on adventures with her dog, Chai.
Our clients are kicking off the Fall season by practicing their fine motor skills!
Join us NEXT MONDAY - Oct. 2- at 1pm EST - “So Many Therapies, So Little Time (and Money and Energy)” - a FREE parent support and discussion group led by Dr. Dan Shapiro, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician.
👉🏼Register now at http://shorturl.at/bemHZ.
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Join us to talk about care management.
💙 Try this social skills group, this therapist, this medicine, this school, this diet, this - you name it!
💙 How to tell the wheat from the chaff?
💙 What is evidence-based and what is not?
💙 How to set priorities when resources are limited.
Join Dr. Dan and other parents for this important discussion.
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📢Check out these tips for preventing bullying from the Organization for Autism Research (OAR)!
read more here: https://researchautism.org/blog/autism-and-bullies-tips-for-preventing-and-addressing-bullying/
Happy Rosh Hashanah from the staff at Behavioral Directions!
News Alert! Behavioral Directions LLC is an approved provider for the Virginia K-12 Learning Acceleration Grant Program. Reach out to inquire about our services 703-855-4032.
🌟 Introducing one of our awesome staff! Tori has been a part of the BD team for about a year and a half now. She grew up in Herndon, Virginia and graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor's in nutrition and exercise science. With her passion for helping others, Tori has found great joy in working as an RBT. In addition to serving our families, she also assists with scheduling needs for our clinic. Apart from her work, Tori enjoys spending time with her pet dog, Canela, and cooking. She is also an avid supporter of the DC sports teams and loves to spend time with friends and family. Tori is excited about the application of ABA's methods to teach a multitude of different skills that promote independence.
Dr. Berman, psychologist at NIMH will speak on helping children cope with anxiety, depression, and stress in a free two-part series on 10/27 and 11/10.
Part 1 Highlights:
• How to identify a child with anxiety or depression
• The science and biological roots of anxiety in children
• Interventions and considerations in dealing with children with anxiety and depression
• Current treatment options (medications & CBT: cognitive behavioral therapy)
• Strategies and tips for supporting your children with anxiety and depression
Part 2 Highlights:
• Identify stress in children of all ages
• Explain common sources of stress
• Provide strategies for lowering stress levels so that all caregivers can benefit
Part 1: 10/27/23 10-11:30 a.m - https://www.fcps.edu/event/coping-strategies-anxiety-depression-and-stress-part-1?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Part 2: 11/10/23 10-11:30 a.m - https://www.fcps.edu/event/coping-strategies-anxiety-depression-and-stress-part-2?utm_campaign+=&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Register for Coping Strategies for Anxiety, Depression, and Stress: A Two-Part Series
Inclusion vs. Integration- Can Peers Help? https://conta.cc/3Pttu9l
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Feeling overwhelmed? Want to connect with others? You are not alone. Join the Autism Society of Northern Virginia and relate!
13 September - ASNV Parents and Caregivers Support Group virtual meeting on the
second Wednesday every month from 7pm to 8pm.
Parents, grandparents, family members, teachers & caregivers of those on the spectrum are invited to join. This forum is a place for all the heroes that are woven into their autistic individual's life to relax a bit, brainstorm and offer each other encouragement, ideas, resources, and tips. Come share experiences, successes, and frustrations as we continue our efforts to improve the overall care and interactions with these special members of our community.
Wishing everyone a Happy Labor Day! 🇺🇸
Looking for some family fun next weekend? Check this out!:
DC Bike Ride for benefit of local non-profit organizations 🚴♂️
When: Sat, Sept. 9 from 8:00am-12:30pm
Where: Start Line is at West Potomac Park, 121 West Basin Drive,
SW, Washington, DC
Join the Autism Society of Northern VA at the finish line festival! This is a fantastic way to get out and see Washington DC without cars on the roads! DC Bike Ride takes participants to experience the nation's capital by bike in a completely car-free environment, making cycling safe, fun, and accessible for everyone. Enjoy a 20-mile course intentionally designed to welcome participants of all ages (3+) and from all ability levels. The ride features historic monuments and landmarks, breathtaking views, and an epic finish line by the US Capitol Building. There is a 20 mile course and a 6 mile course.
Please use the promo code TEAMASNV at
https://www.asnv.org/upcoming-events and get $25 off of your registration
fee. Come see us at the finish line festival afterwards! More info at
ASNV is always open to volunteers of all ages for various tasks. Volunteer as often as you like. This is a great opportunity to share your skills with your community! We also encourage high school and college students who need volunteer hours and experience, to please join us! Please email: info...
📍Free Webinar presented by FCPS
Start this school year off right!
When: Sept. 8th @ 10:00a-11:30a
Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdpBwHQqDJTYEFXpjxNqrnXK7XbwNk9ZmW2o5df8bO5vP7Whw/viewform
As the school year begins, it’s hard for students to get back into a healthy sleep schedule. Dr. Aeriel Sheltry, a psychologist at Kennedy Krieger, spoke to WBFF FOX 45 about the importance of sleep hygiene, and shared tips for parents to remember the next time you need to get your kids to bed. Watch now: https://foxbaltimore.com/news/back-to-school-headquarters/how-to-achieve-healthy-sleep-hygiene-in-your-kids-so-they-are-prepared-for-school-kennedy-krieger-aerial-sheltry
We are excited to introduce Stacey, the newest addition to our team! Stacey brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our practice, with 28 years of experience in the field of special education. She received her bachelor's degree in special education with an emphasis in specific learning and emotional disabilities from the University of South Florida, in addition to a master's degree in library and information science. She also currently works as a Specialized Instructional Facilitator for Programs at LCPS.
Outside of work, Stacey is a proud parent to two young men, Dean and Pence. Stacey is also a proud pet owner, with a French Bulldog and a senior cat as her loyal companions. In her free time, Stacey enjoys practicing yoga, hiking, and indulging in her passion for reading. Her love for working with children shines through as she finds the process of witnessing their growth and development to be incredibly rewarding.
Welcome to the team, Stacey!
The relationship between and development is critical in the early years of a child’s life. The earlier is identified, the more likely delays or difficulty with speech and language will be minimized.
On the newest episode of the Your Child’s Brain podcast on WYPR Dr. Brad Schlaggar is joined by colleagues Dr. Katheryn Boada, Director of Speech-Language Pathology, and Dr. Amy Gaskin , Director of Audiology, to discuss the connection between hearing and the development of speech and language in children, and the importance of .
Listen now: https://ow.ly/hwHz50PCJb1
Looking for something fun to do today? 👀
📍 Check out this Sensory Friendly Movie Event!
AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society of America for “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem"
When: starting at 11:30am
Where: AMC Tyson's Corner 16, 7850e Tyson's Corner Center, McLean, VA
More info and get tickets at
Autism Speaks is presenting a FREE Webinar for Early Intervention and Support! 🧩
When: Thursday, August 31st, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Register here: https://www.accelevents.com/e/u/checkout/2023earlyintervention/tickets/order
Happy first day of school, LCPS! 🍎✏
Time to shine! Happy first day back, FCPS! 🍎✏️
You can do this.
Have a great weekend.
📢 Free Webinar!
PEATC online webinar on “It's a Balancing Act: Reclaiming Yourself
Through Self-Care and Wellness”
TOMORROW: July 27th from 11:30am to 12:30pm
"This interactive workshop is designed to help parents of children with disabilities view self-care through a new lens. This workshop offers tangible strategies that can help you overcome the challenges that hinder you from balancing life and reclaiming yourself through self-care and wellness."
register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cn680jqQQIm4igxet8NbUA #/registration
Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend! 😊
Come grow and learn with your professional community this fall at . Learn more here: https://behaviorlive.com/conferences/apbalead/home
It feels like summer around here! 😎🍦
Wishing everyone a wonderful Independence Day! 🇺🇸🎆
📍 Free Parent Resource:
Autism Speaks online workshop on “National Pathways to Transition“
on Thursday, June 22nd from 12p-2pm.
Join Autism Speaks as they discuss Transition to Adulthood. What comes next for your autistic child after high school?
Whether it’s a job, post-secondary education, a day habilitation program,
or living outside of the family home, planning for the transition to
adulthood is key for the best outcomes.
As your child reaches adolescence, you will begin to work with him or her, your school district and others to develop a plan for the transition to adulthood.It's best to think about what adult life will include - a job, post-secondary education, a day habilitation program, living outside of the fami...
Looking for some Sensory-Friendly Fun this weekend? 🤩
Join AMC Entertainment (AMC) and the Autism Society of America for “Elemental"!
When: Saturday, June 24th starting @ 11:30am
Where: The AMC Tyson's Corner 16, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. Tyson's Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102.
more info: https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films
46090 Lake Center Plaza #101
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A Resource for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Behavior Disorders for the past 18 years in the Northern VA and metro DC area. Dr. Jane Barbin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, BCBA-D and staff are highly experienced in evidence-based practice and intervention serving individuals with developmental disabilities in our clinic and in the home and community. All staff members are credentialed in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. Behavioral Directions LLC is a recognized leader in the field both locally and nationally.