ABA Therapy for Children with Autism in Allen, TX
Our philosophy at Action Behavior Centers is that all children with Autism Spectrum Disorder deserve a highly detailed and individualized plan for treatment and success. Children on the spectrum have a range of different skills, delays, behaviors, and needs, and we believe therapy goals should reflect that.
The ABC Way: A Better Approach for ABA Therapy Treatment
Applied Behavior Analysis therapy is backed by pediatricians, neurologists, developmental specialists, and psychologists as the leading treatment approach for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
At ABC, we strive to offer a solution for every family’s specific needs. We offer a variety of treatment options to cover early learners to teens. Most importantly, our approach is based on clinical excellence – we want to be the best ABA therapy provider, not the biggest. Our McKinney ABA Therapy team is made up of the highest quality Behavioral Health clinicians in the Dallas area.
What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) describes a developmental condition characterized by a range of behaviors and a wide spectrum of severity levels. Some common signs and symptoms associated with ASD are:
- Speech and communication delay
- Delay in social skills and lack of interest in peers
- Aggression and self-injury
- Self-stimulatory and repetitive behaviors
- Sensory issues
My Child isn’t Diagnosed with ASD but I’m Concerned. What Next?
If parents have concerns that their child may be on the autism spectrum, an ADOS-2 (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, 2nd Edition) evaluation can help families find answers.
Our McKinney ABA Therapy center offers the ADOS-2 evaluation at no cost to families. Developmental Pediatricians and Neurologists in the Dallas-Fort Worth Area often have waitlists to diagnose ASD or can be costly depending on insurance coverage. Our team of Licensed Psychologists and ADOS-trained BCBAs will run the assessment (typically 45 minutes to an hour) and use a scoring algorithm to determine a level of concern for ASD. Next, ABC will fax the results to the child’s physician to make a formal diagnostic determination.
The ADOS-2 incorporates a variety of toys, activities, and interactions with our clinicians – kiddos have fun during the evaluation!
To see what a day of ABA therapy at Action Behavior Centers looks like, check out a video showing Why We’re Here.