ABA of North Texas

Our Services

Our treatment plan is created and individualized by an experienced Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). We focus on helping our clients improve their communication, social skills, adaptive skills, play & leisure skills, and more. Our goal is to help reduce any challenging behaviors like aggression, self-injury, and self-stimulatory behaviors and increase behaviors like eye contact, verbal repertoires, and more.

What We Offer?

Parent Training

Takes place in your home. Your child’s dedicated BCBA will work with you to determine the amount of therapy needed and recommend a schedule of care based on an evaluation of your child’s individual needs. The BCBA will design programs to include skills in various developmental domains such as safety, self-care, communication, play and leisure, social skills, and many other domains. During your scheduled therapy visit, your child’s registered behavior technician (RBT) will come to your home to work with your child in a one-on-one setting to provide aba therapy

1- We replace problem behavior with appropriate skills
2- As therapy takes place in your home, you will not need travel to a center, we bring aba to you!
3- Therapists can observe behaviors and routines unique to the home environment. This allows us to observe home routines, sibling dynamics, and family culture.
4- It is easier for parents to see and hear their child and therapist interacting, leading to natural teaching opportunities. It will be easy for the parents to help reinforce what the child has learned even when session is over. In-home allows for maximum parent involvement. Being in the home allows parents to observe all therapy and play an active role in implementing programs.
5- Performing aba therapy services in the home offers a known and comfortable environment.
6- Generalization means learning a skill or behavior across a variety of settings.
7- Weekly or monthly parent training opportunities occur naturally when the therapist is working with the child in the home.
8- An opportunity for community outings and skill building. RBT can travel with your child into their community and work in the real environment. We can work on triggers and through practice, help decrease challenging behaviors and increase positive functional skill building behaviors.

Consultation

We offer family and school consultation. We provide consultation for individuals in their public or private school setting who are seeking ABA services or consultation. The BCBA can provide parent advocacy during IEP meetings. For family consultation, frequent, intensive parent training sessions are effective at teaching parents’ hands-on techniques and behavior management skills. This can improve communication and cooperative behavior in children with autism. Parent training is an essential part of our ABA services. We teach you the concepts that make ABA therapy effective and practical.

We offer family and school consultation. We provide consultation for individuals in their public or private school setting who are seeking ABA services or consultation. The BCBA can provide parent advocacy during IEP meetings. For family consultation; frequent, intensive parent training sessions are effective at teaching parents hands-on techniques and behavior management skills. This can improve communication and cooperative behavior in children with autism. Parent training is an essential part of our ABA services. We teach you the concepts that make ABA therapy effective and practical.

1- Pick one goal at a time.
2- Identify the replacement behavior.
3- Practice and role play with help, support, and feedback provided.
4- Parents are taught to reinforce the new replacement behavior.
5- Take data for monitoring behavior.
6- Fade reinforcement.
7- Generalize in many settings and with other individuals.

Community Based Therapy

Community-based ABA therapy helps address challenging areas and develop skills across community settings such as churches, grocery stores, doctor offices, and schools. These programs are typically combined with in-home ABA therapy. We ensure that the progress each child shows during therapy continues when they’re out in their community. Parents often steer clear of public outings if their children have any challenging behaviors and children miss out on the diverse learning opportunities that come from public settings. Community outings gives your child the chance to practice socialization, physical awareness, and promote generalization of skills in the “real world.” This public exposure can be particularly important, providing a foundation for increased self- confidence and self-awareness. Moreover, guided participation in public helps improve general skills that can be applied in settings like school and work. For example, waiting patiently in line, speaking at a proper volume, staying within an adult’s line of sight, etc. Our community programs focus on maintaining appropriate behavior across a variety of settings. Below are a few examples of our programs and the skills that are practiced

1- Grocery stores: waiting in line, using a list, social interactions, accepting “no”
2- Restaurants: tolerating crowds, waiting in line, using a menu, accepting “no”, appropriate table manners
3- Libraries: waiting in line, adapting behavior to the environment (staying quiet), participating in social activities (reading time)
4- Playground: playing with other children, practicing communication skills with peers, transitioning when it is time to go.
5- Road safety: crossing a road, walking on sidewalks, staying with adult/parent.
6- Haircuts: sitting for a long period of time, tolerating shears, tolerating clippers/razors.

We gradually integrate the child into a community because this is the ultimate goal for success; the child needs to feel comfortable within the community and the community needs to feel comfortable with the child. The child will learn and understand subtle social interactions and the positive benefits of brotherhood, camaraderie and fellowship. For older clients who are looking to get a job, community-based ABA therapy often focuses on safety and social skills within the community. For example, an entire therapy session may be spent practicing riding the bus or train amongst various destinations. Or the learner and therapist might go to place of work and practice appropriate social skills in these contexts. Community based ABA utilizes the local environment to teach and promote new skills such as:

1- Cooking and housekeeping skills
2- Safety skills
3- Job training
4- Vocational skills
5- Independent living skills

Educator Consultation

We provide training and consultation to decrease maladaptive behavior, reduce restraints and incident reports, implement evidence-based strategies, and train personnel if needed. As required by the Texas autism supplement and idea if you think a school should provide more appropriate services for your child, we can help you evaluate the situation and provide support and leadership to improve outcomes. We advocate for parents and their children at all grade levels, starting as young as three years old. Whether you’re going through the ARD process in Texas (admission review dismissal) or IEP process (individualized education program) for the first time or the 10th, we can provide you with as much or as little support as you need to ensure your child is getting the appropriate attention and education. This is how the process looks:
we typically begin by collecting all relevant data and background information about your child’s situation at school. This includes recent evaluations by the school or any outside health or therapy provider, previous plans developed for your child, goals the school has already proposed, etc. We use the information to draft a new plan, incorporating your input and any feedback we get from therapists who have firsthand knowledge of your child’s needs and progress. Next, we work on setting goals for your child. This is a collaborative process as well. Sometimes we write new goals and sometimes we modify goals that have already been set by the school in order to increase the challenge level or make a goal measurable. Parents review the plan before it’s presented at the meeting with the school. We help prepare you for the meeting. During the meeting, we’re there as support and to act on your behalf.