SERVICES

AREAS SERVED

Currently, home-based services are available in the Houston metro area, including

Katy
Richmond
Fulshear

We also offer office-based Therapy at our Katy location

TARGET BEHAVIORS

Self-stimulatory or repetitive behaviors
Receptive/Expressive language
Functional Communication Skills
Joint Attention/Social Skills/Play Behavior
Attention/Eye Contact
Compliance with Parents/Teachers
Non-verbal imitation
Gross/Fine Motor Skills
Potty Training
Self-Help Skills (e.g., feeding, dressing)
Preparation for participation in school
Other problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums)

Services Offered

Applied Behavior Analysis (In-home)
School Transition Skills (shadowing)
ABA center
Consultation
Parent Skills Training
Supervision for BCBAs and BCaBAs, LPCs

Our Approach

Applied Behavior Analysis
ABA is an evidence-based practice that involves application of systematic environmental modifications to produce socially significant improvements in behavior (Baer, Wolf, and Risley, 1968).  ABA is an individualized and collaborative behavioral treatment approach driven by assessment and data.

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Comprehensive ABA interventions are designed to drive improvements in specific skills that are foundational for more global developmental changes.  Treatment may be provided for an extended period of time, and may occur in a home or center setting.  Programs are based on the behavior principles of reinforcement, using task analysis to break down skills into their parts, and then using repeated trials with systematic prompt fading.  Skills are then generalized across stimuli, persons, and settings to ensure functionality and maintenance of skills taught.  Parent/sibling/family involvement is strongly encouraged.  Research supports the use of comprehensive ABA interventions as being highly effective in improving social skills, adaptive skills, and language skills when provided 25-40 hours per week.  Earlier intervention has been shown to produce stronger results.

Verbal Behavior
We utilize a Verbal Behavior approach based on initial and ongoing assessments, including the Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) developed by Dr. Mark Sundberg.  For more information, you may visit http://www.marksundberg.com/vb-mapp.htm.

Essential for Living
EFL is a cutting-edge functional skills curriculum with assessment and data tracking tool designed by Patrick McGreevy, Ph.D., BCBA-D; Troy Fry, BCBA; and Colleen Cornwall, Ed.D., BCBA-D.  It is based on the Verbal Behavior approach and designed to prioritize and guide treatment planning for individuals with developmental delays of all ages.  Focus is given to critical skills necessary for functional independence and quality of life.  For more information, you may go to www.essentialforliving.com.