Diana Wolf, MA, BCBA, LBACEO and Founder

“Witnessing the progress of our families
is the biggest reward.”


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 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Neurobehavioral Unit, providing intensive behavioral interventions as well as a private ABA Technician in the home, providing ABA therapy in the form of discrete trial instruction. Both environments exposed her to the challenges of autism 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 the Pediatric Feeding Disorders Unit. There, she learned how Applied Behavior Analysis can be used for treating picky eaters and children who struggle with feeding due to medical reasons. Continuing to gain experience in different environments, after 2 years of working on the Feeding Unit, successfully completing her Master’s degree, and obtaining her Behavior Analyst certification, Diana decided to work in the school setting as a Behavior Specialist. She also maintained an interest in the in-home realm and continued her work there as a BCBA, conducting assessments, implementing treatment plans, and training parents. During her journey, she formed a great relationship with Nick Chappell. Both saw a need for more attention, support, and treatment in the home, which led to the formation of Verbal Beginnings.

fun facts

  • Speaks English and Russian fluently
  • Loves camping with family
  • Big football fan and tailgater!