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Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

ABA Program

The Applied Behavior Analysis Program helps children with Autism and other developmental delays reach their full potential.

Our Mission

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 involves 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.

What sets us apart from others

  • Clinic (structured) setting
  • Supervisors on-site every day
  • Bilingual therapists
  • Weekly parent training classes


Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for enrollment in our ABA program through the Texas Grant (for families without insurance), 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 share for services.

PdN Children’s accepts all private insurances (Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care, etc.) . Service eligibility for families with private insurance depends on the insurance provider. All ages are eligible for services.

ABA Services

  • Functional Behavior assessment
  • Behavior assessment
  • 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 practice opportunities. 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.

Evidence-Based Treatment

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 composed of individuals who have extensive experience providing ABA services.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA): hold a Master’s or Doctorate 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 Bachelor’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 a treatment plan and documenting the treatment process. All behavior technicians are supervised by our BCBAs.