Janet Black is a Licensed Behavioral Analyst who earned her graduate degree in Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She then obtained Virginia State teacher licensure in Early Childhood Special Education Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in educational and developmental assessments. She has been a Special Education teacher in both public and private schools and has assessed and instructed children ages birth to 21 years and with many different disabilities. In addition, she has been an administrator for two private day schools and has designed curriculum to meet the needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Her clinical background includes earning her BCBA certification in 2007 and designing behavioral interventions founded in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for private day schools.
Janet Black has been associated with Virginia Pediatric Group since 1998 and specializes in the cognitive, behavioral, and learning skills of young children. Her company, Child Development Assessments & Therapies, LLC (CDAT) works in collaboration with Virginia Pediatric Group and provides services separate from the regular office visits. Assessments are available at the Fairfax office, but arrangements to meet in Herndon or Great Falls can be made. Home services can be arranged for behavioral and learning interventions.
Available services are as follows:
Infant Developmental Assessment l Toddler Development Assessment l Preschool Development Assessment
IQ Screening (Ages 4-7) l Kindergarten Readiness l School-age Academic Achievement
Screening for Developmental Disability l In-Home ABA with Family Services l Behavioral Therapy (in-home)
Behavioral Therapy (in-school) l Educational Therapy l Aptitude Testing l Learning Disability Testing
School Functional Observation l School Intervention Supports l Other Specialized Testing as Needed
Specialized behavioral assessments include the following:
Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) l Antecedent Behavior Consequence (ABC) Analysis
Behavior Intervention Strategies Implementation l Miscellaneous Related Services (Social Stories, Picture Schedules, etc.)