Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for Autism in Cedar Park, Texas
Action Behavior Centers understand the challenges that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can bring into one’s family. Our mission is to equip children on the autism spectrum with the skills needed to be successful in school environments, the community, and in life.
With our Early Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) program, we focus on reducing maladaptive behaviors and increasing desirable behaviors. All of our treatment plans are created to meet the specific needs of each and every child.
Interested to learn more? Our Cedar Park ABA Therapy team can be reached at 512-605-0069!
How Does ABA Therapy Work?
ABA therapy is conducted in a one-on-one setting with Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). The RBTs work through specific therapy goals and targets set for their assigned client, as well as running fun group activities like circle time, story time, structured group play, and more.
The environment of an ABA therapy clinic is very similar to that of a typical preschool setting, but all activities have medical value for children on the Autism Spectrum.
With positive reinforcement and other therapeutic techniques, ABA therapy helps improve the following areas of development:
- Social Skills
- Nonverbal communication (pointing, gesturing, etc.)
- Gross motor skills
- Challenging behaviors: aggression, self-injury, temper tantrums/meltdowns
- Stimming and repetitive behaviors
To see what a day of ABA therapy at ABC looks like, check out a video showing Why We’re Here.
When is the Best Time for a Child to Start ABA Therapy?
As early as possible. The research is consistent – early intervention leads to the most significant improvements in the delays associated with ASD.
Children can be diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as early as 18 months to 2 years of age. There’s no reason to wait on starting ABA therapy once a physician or neurologist has determined the presence of an Autism diagnosis.
Free Autism Diagnostic Assessments (ADOS-2)
ABC can assist with the diagnostic process for autism. While ABC does not formally diagnose autism at our centers, we offer free ADOS-2 assessments to help physicians in Cedar Park and surrounding areas with their diagnostic determinations.
The ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule) is a research-backed evaluation that looks at different areas of development, including communication, social and play skills, and restricted/repetitive behaviors. With a scoring algorithm, the ADOS-2 helps determine the level of concern for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Claire Schutte, Psy.D, BCBA-D, is Action Behavior Centers’ Director of Evaluation and Research. With her expertise and support, all of our Board Certified Behavior Analysts undergo a rigorous ADOS-2 training to offer free diagnostic testing to the community.
How much does ABA therapy cost?
ABC works with all major insurance providers, including (but not limited to):
- United Healthcare
- Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO)
- Beacon Health Options
Call our Cedar Park Arrowpoint ABA Therapy team at 512-605-0069 for a Benefits & Eligibility check on your specific insurance plan.