Habla Speech Therapy staff are trained to utilize common behavior  and sensory strategies and techniques often recommended by ABA and occupational therapists.  Our staff will work together with your ABA therapist or school staff to make sure we are all providing the same response to behavior across providers as consistency is the key to success.


Depending on the types of behavior challenges experienced, your child may be best served by a psychologist, counselor, or  an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist. 

Applied Behavior Analysis, ABA

In Texas, ABA therapy is currently not a covered benefit under Medicaid.  Certain facilities have received grant funding for ABA from DARS.  Long waitlists are expected and a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder is required. The agencies that receive grant funding in North Texas are:

Dallas MetroCare (various locations)

Easter Seals (various locations)

The Child Study Center, Ft. Worth

The University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Free ABA training online for Spanish speaking parents here, 31 video course!!!!!!!


AutismoABA.org les ofrece los videos adaptados para Internet del curso básico sobre Análisis de Conducta presentado por el Doctor Carlos Aparicio en Houston.  Estos videos han sido llevados a cabo por la organización FEAT de Houston, considere pues la posibilidad de realizar una aportación económica visitando su página web y haciendo click en el enlace "make a donation".

01. Introduccion del curso
02. Certificacion del ABA
03. Fundamentos de la conducta
04. Que es el ACA o ABA
05. Relaciones funcionales
06. La conducta operante
07. Caracteristicas del ACA
08. La linea de base
09. Los padres y el ACA
10. Mitos del ACA
11. Programas de ACA
12. Ensayos Discretos
13. Entrenamiento y ejemplos
14. ABC de la conducta
15. Antecedentes
16. Definiciones conductuales
17. Definiciones conductuales II
18. Consecuencias
19. Ejercicios ABC
20. Tipos de consecuencias
21. El reforzamiento
22. Reforzadores
23. Las otras conductas
24. Presentacion de reforzadores
25. Programas de reforzamiento
26. Moldeamiento
27. Instigacion Motriz
28. Instigacion verbal
29. Encadenamiento
30. Aprendizaje sin errores
31. Conclusiones

In-home and community-based training through the public school district

     In-home and community-based training or viable alternatives that assist the student with acquisition of social/behavioral skills, for example: strategies that facilitate maintenance and generalization of such skills from home to school, school to home, home to community, and school to community.
     A student with autism may have difficulty generalizing skills from one environment to another.
In-home/community-based training is an option an ARD committee may choose for a student with autism in order for the student to learn or reinforce social skills in a variety of settings.
     An ARD committee may determine that in-home training should consist of a person with training in the area of disability meeting face-to-face with parents and/or the student with autism. It may also determine that in-home training consists of a videotape made available for use by the family to teach/learn specific skills. An ARD committee should consider providing in-home training based on the individual needs of the student.

Please contact Sheryl Myers at: 972-348-1650 or sheryl.myers@region10.org for information

Counseling Services
Dallas MetroCare
Child and Family Guidance Center
MariaJose Recinos, Oscar Romero Center
Momentous Institute (Salesmanship Club)
Dallas ISD Youth and Family 



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