The Applied Behavior Analysis Program helps children with autism and other developmental delays reach their full potential.
The mission of Paso del Norte’s ABA Program is to provide high quality ABA services to the children and adolescents affected by autism in the El Paso community.
What is ABA
Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a widely recognized Evidence-Based Treatment approach for autism. ABA therapy systematically applies interventions that use the principles of learning and motivation to bring about positive behavior change. ABA provides highly individualized programming to address the child’s needs.
ABA therapy focuses on increasing age-appropriate, adaptive behaviors in children with autism and other developmental delays.
To be eligible for enrollment in our ABA Program, your child must be between the ages of 3 and 15, have a diagnosis of autism by a medical professional and be a Texas resident. Additionally, each family will be assessed individually to identify the appropriate cost of share for services.
- Behavior assesment
- Language assessments
- Preference assessments
- Treatment planning
- Parent and family training
- Adaptive skill programming
- Behavior reduction interventions
- Social skills training
- Peer-model programs
- Self-management training
- School and IEP consultation
Target areas that are commonly addressed through our services include communication, social skills, challenging behavior, academics, and adaptive living skills
Parents, caregivers, and family members are imperative in the child’s ABA treatment, as they play a critical role in the maintenance and generalization of adaptive skills. Our clinicians will provide extensive parent training and set opportunities for practice. Parents will be trained on basic principles of behavior (i.e. motivation, reinforcement, prompting, generalization) and how to utilize each strategy properly with their child.
Our ABA clinical team is committed to using scientifically validated teaching strategies to meet the unique needs of your child. Some of these strategies include:
- Discrete trial training
- Pivotal response training
- Behavior Skill training
- Verbal behavior approach
- Video Modeling
Our Clinical Team
Our clinical team is comprised of individuals who have extensive experience providing ABA services.
Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA): hold a Master’s or Doctorate degree, and are certified as behavior analysts. Our BCBAs conduct in depth behavioral assessments and develop highly individualized treatment plans for your child. Additionally, our BCBAs will provide clinical oversight to the rest of the team.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBA): Hold a Bachelors’s degree, and are certified as assistant behavior analysts. Our BCaBAs assist with behavior assessments, treatment plan development and program implementation. All BCaBAs are supervised by our BCBAs.
Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT): Highly trained and skilled individuals who have experience with delivering ABA services. Provide 1-on-1 ABA therapy by implementing treatment plan, and documenting treatment process. All behavior technicians are supervised by our BCBAs.