Apara Autism Center, located at 5425 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 280 in Plano, TX is a center-based program dedicated to the principles of ABA Therapy while collaborating with the family and community resources to help your child reach their fullest potential. Our BCBA’s will create individualized ABA treatment plans for each client based on their initial and ongoing assessments.
We are dedicated to making meaningful improvements in the lives of those we serve. Apara’s Plano team provides superior clinical outcomes and life skills training for our clients in a highly supportive, compassionate, innovative, and collaborative environment with caregivers, payers, and communities.
Plano’s Therapy Service Offerings
- Evidence-Based ABA Therapy
- Caregiver ABA Training
- Feeding Therapy Programs
- Speech & Language Therapy
- Community & Partner ABA Training
- Family Support for Managing Ongoing Care
“The earlier intervention can begin, the better for long-term outcomes.” – Center For Disease Control
ABA therapy helps individuals learn new skills, change behaviors and improve their quality of life. ABA therapy can help with various disabilities, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and developmental disorders such as Down syndrome.
Through positive reinforcement, kids are taught what a parent expects in certain situations and are rewarded when they follow those expectations. This helps them understand social rules and boundaries while also giving them tools for future success. When implemented at an individualized level, ABA Therapy can decrease challenging behaviors while increasing appropriate and wanted behaviors such as communication and daily living skills.
“ABA therapy applies our understanding of how behavior works to real situations. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning.” Autism Speaks
In Addition to ABA Therapy, children with Autism may benefit from these other types of Therapies we offer at Apara Autism Centers:
Apara’s feeding therapy program is designed to work with those individuals who engage in problem behaviors around eating new or common foods. Feeding therapy is based on behavioral principles and evidence-based practices to address concerns such as texture sensitivity, general mealtime problem behaviors, and refusal to feed themselves, among others. The Apara Autism Center’s feeding program will also be individualized and implemented with additional parent/caregiver consent after all physiological and oral-motor concerns are ruled out by medical professionals.
Speech and Language Therapy
Sticking to our mission and beliefs in the need to combine ABA Therapy with other disciplines, Apara Autism Center offers in-house Speech Therapy. Our Speech Therapy follows evidence-based practices and includes individualized treatment plans for each child receiving Speech services. Our BCBAs and SLPs collaborate with our parents to create and maintain a highly effective program for your child.
Caregiver training is an integral part of our ABA therapy services program. We believe that the more training a parent has in ABA and their child’s specific programming, the better outcome we will see in the future. In addition, each family will have one-on-one meetings with their BCBA and will be highly involved with their child’s programming and goals. We are a team at Apara, and we want to collaborate with all!
About the Authors
Apara Autism Center is a leading provider of ABA therapy in Texas. They understand the difficulty of dealing with uncertainty and are prepared to assist you with their collaborative developmental therapy support. If you’re looking for ABA therapy near you, they have centers in Houston, Dallas, and surrounding areas. Apara Autism Center employs a team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) that can assist you with resources to help comfort your child during stressful times. If you need more information, don’t hesitate to call (844) 272-7223 or contact them with your questions and concerns.