Congratulations to Dr. Matthew Howarth, founder of Verbal Behavior Associates (VBA), and the entire professional VBA troupe for receiving the “You Are the Advantage” Award from the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District (PYLUSD). Special kudos to Dr. Crystal Lo and her team for development of training that improved so many lives and brought this recognition.
In 2018, PYLUSD formed a collaboration with VBA and Dr. Howarth to provide the intensive behavioral training required for the District’s Registered Behavior Technicians, better known as RBTs, as they embarked on newly created positions to provide the important behavioral supports at all 21 elementary schools.
“Through the leadership of his behavioral team at VBA and the collaboration with our district, he has been instrumental in the development of our multi-tiered behavioral supports at our elementary sites,” Executive Director of Special Education, Renee Gray, said. “Dr. Howarth assists our team in providing best practices to not only assist our students in need of support, but also our staff as they learn various strategies to positively approach behavioral challenges.”
The “You Are The Advantage” Award recognizes community members, organizations, and employees who embody the District’s four core values – excellence, collaboration, integrity, and innovation.