SPARKS is one of the leading autism services organizations in the DC Metropolitan area. The organization’s mission is to develop programs for individuals with autism that will allow them to reach their highest potential. At SPARKS, ABA Services are provided to each child on an individualized basis, through a continuum of therapy models. The ABA services team meets regularly with a child’s parents, caregivers, and other service providers to share progress and treatment strategies. Additionally they provide educational consultative support to review and revise a child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP), as needed.
SPARKS is a part of the LEARN | AST Provider Network.
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.