Who We Are
SPARKS provides personalized ABA services to individuals with autism and other developmental disorders from birth through adulthood. ABA targets language/communication, social skills, self-help skills, and problem behaviors while also providing parent education.
Dr. Marshall has provided applied behavior analysis (ABA) informed services for children and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings for 20 years. She is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in Maryland and Virginia, and a Doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D). She currently works as the Clinical Director at The SPARKS Group and she is an Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC. Dr. Marshall completed her doctorate at The Florida Institute of Technology and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at The Kennedy Krieger Institute & Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the Neurobehavioral Unit.
Dr. Marshall's professional interests include organizational behavior management in human service settings, the treatment of language deficits informed by B.F. Skinner’s analysis of verbal behavior, and antecedent strategies to promote self-management. She has published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management and The Analysis of Verbal Behavior. Dr. Marshall enjoys spending time with her two boys and husband- as a family, they spend as much time as possible outdoors.
SPARKS was founded in 2010 with a mission of developing programs for individuals with autism that would allow them to reach their highest potential. Through our programs and partnerships, we work to increase autism awareness and to develop quality services in all communities. SPARKS was founded by Beverly Kirby.