Autism is a developmental disability that encompasses a broad range of symptoms. Individuals with autism experience challenges with social skills, communication, and restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. Each person with autism has a distinct set of skills, challenges, and often, challenging behavior. The spectrum covers individuals with varying levels of impairment and communication. (Autism Speaks)
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. ABA is a therapy based in the science of human behavior and strives to promote socially significant behavior change. Behavior analysis helps to understand why behavior is occurring and how behavior is being shaped by the environment. Applied behavior analysis can help teach language and communication, decrease challenging behaviors, and teach various skills including daily living skills, social skills, and school readiness.
We accept insurance coverage from the following providers:… Our billing department handles all insurance needs from authorizations to billing. The state of Texas has an insurance mandate under the Texas Autism Insurance Act to cover autism related services, such as ABA therapy, that are prescribed by the client’s primary care physician.
If you are looking for a center based ABA program for your child, come and observe at our clinic. See firsthand, the effective ABA therapy happening by our motivated and hardworking staff.
Your child will have a team of therapists which will include BCBAs, RBTs, and the clinical director. The team will be highly trained individuals motivated to help your child succeed.
A BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. This is an individual with a graduate level certification in behavior analysis. BCBAs supervise the practice of behavior therapists and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts. (BACB website)
An RBT is a Registered Behavior Technician. This individual practices behavior analysis under the ongoing supervision of a BCBA. An RBT will be carrying out the majority of the 1:1 therapy with your child. The RBT will only be given tasks commensurate with their education and experience. (BACB website)
Schools follow a curriculum based around grade level, utilizing a ‘one size fits all model’. ABA programs tailor their entire program to fit the individual needs of your child.
Applied Behavior Analysis is validated by research and our staff are trained to implement the ‘best practices’ in the field. Research consistently shows that the more hours a child receives in therapy the more likely they are to overcome deficits and delays present. Our full time and early intervention model incorporates best practices for treating individuals with autism.
Verbal Behavior is a method of teaching language and communication based on the analysis of B.F. Skinner. The approach prioritizes expressive language by capitalizing on the motivation of each child. The child learns that language gets them the things they want from their environment. In the verbal behavior approach, language is classified into classes called operants, each with a different function.
A child can begin ABA therapy as early as 18 months of age. Don’t wait, start services as soon as possible. Early intervention is key in the success of a child with autism.