Dr. James W. Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Finally revealed: Why Institutions & Parents From All Over The World Want To Work With Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D.

Dr James Partington, Director of Behavior Analysts, Inc., founded Applied Behavior Analysis-Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB) to provide effective, evidence-based services to children with autism and other developmental delays.

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Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D is a pre-eminent figure in the world of Autism Therapy

Working exclusively with Autism Recovery Network (ARN), Dr James Partington oversees and steers the application of our unique ABA-VB methodology in ARN’s curriculum development and trains and supervises all our staff in the clinical practices of ABA-VB.

Over 49

Years of Experience in ABA

Dr James Partington is one of the few PhD, BCBA-D Certified therapists with Doctoral-level qualifications you can find in Southeast Asia. He is the only PhD, BCBA-D Certified therapist providing direct services to children with developmental delays since the peak of his career. Subsequently, he founded Verbal Behavior (ABA-VB), an advanced and effective form of play-based Therapy with proven results in developing language skills in young children.

Worked in 28+

Countries to service the needs of the children

Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D, also supervises all ARN’s offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, and Indonesia. Regardless of where the parents/ children are in the world, we also provide consultation services to overseas families.

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Dr James Partington, Ph.D., BCBA-D's Background

Here’s a summary of key points and other essential facts that you should know about Dr James Partington.

His expertise is in language-based intervention, helping children develop the basic language and learning skills they need for everyday interactions with others. He is also the developer of ABLLS-R®, pioneering the inclusion of verbal behavior in the applied behavioral analysis.

Dr James Partington’s books are currently used by the school board systems across the United States, and his publications include:

  • Getting Started: Developing Critical Learning Skills for Children on the Autism Spectrum
  • Capturing the Motivation of Children with Autism or Other Developmental Delays
  • Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills – Revised (ABLLS-R): An assessment, curriculum guide and skills tracking system for children with autism or other developmental disabilities


He is the co-author of:

  • Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities Co-Author: Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills: an assessment for language delayed students
  • Overcoming an Autistic Child’s Failure to Acquire a Tact Repertoire, Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis


His training in Teaching Intraverbal Behavior to Preschool Children is available on DVD:

  • The Analysis of Verbal Behavior DVD
  • The Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills-Revised (ABLLS-R) DVD
  • Introduction to Teaching Language to Children with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities
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