Part 1

by Carolina Starr M.Ed. / BCBA

As a new or seasoned behavior therapist working with a child, play and pairing is the foundation of instructional control. Think of it as a 3-part pyramid where play is the base, pairing is the body and instructional control is at the pinnacle.

Play and Pairing


Create Learn Understand, Bloom with Inizio.

Since the spring of 2019, Inizio Interventions has been hosting ABA-assisted peer groups for children with a diagnosis of autism or related diagnosis between the ages of 3 and 9. These popular 90-minute groups take place in the afternoons at our Granada Hills and La Canada locations and every week offers a different theme. CLUBi offers an exciting and well-rounded schedule of themed activities that include:

  • Social skills with peers
    (role-playing conversations)
  • Group games with peers
  • Gross motor imitation through music and dance
  • Fine motor skills through festive crafts
  • Snack Time
    (family style eating to offer support for children with feeding challenges)

Stay tuned for updates on our next CLUBi session!


Coming in September!

Now in its 10th year in Los Angeles, while it is not possible to have the event due to Covid-19, a special and virtual Stephanie’s Day is in the works for September! Now more than ever, families need guidance and resources. We will keep you posted and hope to see you soon!


at Inizio!

Remember your summers as a child? Some meaningful experiences may be going on a long trip away with your families or swimming on a hot summer day at camp with friends. One thing’s for sure, those good old days were jammed pack with tons of new experiences, social opportunities and plenty of unwritten rules of communication.


Eidora Tomeh BA  

I never felt like I was making a difference in the lives of others until I became a Behavior Therapist. Getting to work and play with kids while I was helping change their lives was the best part of the job. I saw children learn new skills that might have seemed impossible before. I worked closely with the families while I learned more from my supervisors.


Nancy Perez Aceituno MA/ RBT  
Behavior Therapist

My name is Nancy. I’m a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and have been with Inizio for a little over 7 years now. I have a Master in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). I am planning on taking the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) exam this year and hopefully become a BCBA.


Bipon Sandhu MA / BCBA  
Regional Clinical Director

I have been working with Inizio Interventions for nearly 6 years and currently serve as a Regional Clinical Director. I oversee the San Fernando Valley, which includes Northridge, Tarzana, Canoga Park, as well as parts of Burbank and Glendale. I began as a clinical supervisor where I trained behavior interventionists and mentored them to become certified registered behavior technicians (RBTs) to work with children ages 3 to 17 in both the home and school settings using applied behavior analytic (ABA) therapy.


Erica Lau MS / BCBA  
Regional Clinical Director

I started at Inizio as a behavior therapist a little over 3 years ago in the Los Angeles, CA region. As a behavior therapist, I worked directly with children and families on behavior reduction and functional skill programs. I worked mostly in the home setting collecting data on programs, assisting parent training, and following protocols prescribed by the clinical supervisor.


CONFERENCE February 13, 2019

The CalABA 37th Annual Western Regional Conference on Behavior Analysis poster presentation in Long Beach, CA. Cara Stearns Entz, MFT, BCBA and Sally Torrens, MFT, BCBA, in collaboration with Bill Shennum, PhD, presented Inizio’s research on Behavior Therapy Outcomes for Autistic Spectrum Disorder using the VB-MAPP Assessment. To view the conference poster, click here (link to poster). The conference is of special interest to college and university faculty, researchers, administrators, and practitioners in behavior analysis, psychology, general and special education, rehabilitation, public health, behavioral medicine, speech and language, social work, business, and human services. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and family members of individuals with special needs are also encouraged to attend.


Coming Soon

Inizio’s Early Intervention Center will deliver center-based Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) programs to children with a diagnosis of autism or related development disability. Our experienced team of 2-4 practitioners with comprehensive training and supervision will provide intensive, daily intervention to children from 18 months to elementary school-aged. We are now accepting applications for enrollment. Please contact us at (818) 937-0882 or for additional information.