Our Program

Texas Speech and ABA Therapy takes a TEAM approach to therapy for children age 18 months to 6 years old on the Autism Spectrum.  Each child enrolled in the Texas Speech and ABA Therapy program has a behavior analyst, speech therapist, and occupational therapist whom evaluate and develop individualized treatment plans for each of their needs. Your child's therapists meet, collaborate, and treat as a team each and every day! 

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ABA THERAPY

A qualified and trained Behavior Analyst (BCBA) designs and directly oversees your child's individualized program. They customize the ABA program to your child's skills, needs, interests, preferences and family situation then write specific treatment goals that may also include family goals and preferences.

Goals can include many different skill areas, such as:

  • Communication and language

  • Social skills

  • Self-care (such as showering and toileting)

  • Play and leisure

  • Motor skills

  • Learning and academic skill

The BCBA and therapists measure progress by collecting data in each therapy session. Data helps them to monitor your child’s progress toward goals on an ongoing basis.

Meetings with family members, program staff, speech, and occupational therapists to review information about progress take place regularly. They are then able to plan ahead and adjust teaching plans and goals as needed.

SPEECH THERAPY

A Speech-Language Pathologist will complete a detailed evaluation of your child's receptive and expressive language, social pragmatic language, speech sound production, voice, fluency, feeding, and/or swallowing depending on your child's specific needs.  A plan of care with goals for treatment is developed for your child's individual needs.

Therapy focus and goals can include:

  • Expressive vocabulary 

  • Receptive vocabulary

  • Social language skills

  • Low and high-tech communication devices

  • Phonological processing and articulation 

  • Fluency/Voice

  • Feeding therapy

  • Swallowing therapy

Meetings with family members, program staff, ABA, and occupational therapists to review information about progress take place regularly. 

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

An Occupational Therapist will also complete a detailed evaluation of your child's skills.  Occupational therapy works to strengthen the brain-muscle connection involved in completing everyday tasks such as:

 

  • Self-help skills (dressing, brushing, feeding)

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Fine motor skills

  • Handwriting legibility / cutting

  • Focus and attention

  • and more

This type of pediatric therapy may also integrate sensory activities to assist children in processing the world around them more effectively.  A plan of care with goals for treatment is developed for your child's individual needs.

Meetings with family members, program staff, ABA, and speech therapists to review information about progress take place regularly. 

NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

Whenever possible, we love for our children to address their goals in a natural environment for the purpose of carrying over their skills.  These environments may include our large group classroom settings, indoor gym and playground, large group meal time settings, or, in some locations, our outdoor terrace which includes picnic areas, gardening areas, and more!  

To take natural environment training a step further, we plan several community events throughout the year!  These include but are not limited to librarian story-time and activities, fire department visits, small group sports organizations, yoga, and more!