Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a systematic approach in modifying behavior, improving social interaction and facilitating learning. Many children learn from their environment, while others benefit from a structured environment where they have 1:1 opportunities to acquire the same fundamental skills.
Some of the basic procedures used in ABA learning programs include shaping, prompting, differential reinforcement, errorless learning, extinction, and generalization. These programs may be adjusted based on the techniques used to “fit the individual’s learning needs” and response to intervention. There is no standard “cut and paste” ABA program. This could be dangerous, as we have learned from decades of field development, such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis.
Early Intervention is provided during the child's critical learning years and through a system of coordinated services. We work with community resources like ECI and Any Baby Can to ensure that your child is recieving the most beneficial services essential to their development and essential to our Balanced Plans. We offer Balanced Plans that help create a balanced approach in helping your child reach his or her highest potential. Our Balanced Plans include ABA Therapy, Group Play, Parent Training and case management while following A Balanced Child Curriculum. The frequency of each is determined during the Consult and with the immediate needs of the child in mind. The plan is scheduled over a 12 week period which allows for each of the components in the Balanced Plan to be implemented and the child's progress monitored effectively.
Now Accepting the Following Insurances:
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Community First Health Plans
- Optum (United Behavioral Health (UBH) and others managed by Optum)
Occupational Therapy treats children with various needs to improve their physical, motor, sensory, communication, and play skills while fostering their independence.
Speech Therapy treats communication challenges, expressive & receptive, and includes both parent and child goals.
At a Balanced Child, we know the importance of academic goals. Our Classroom Program focuses on academic studies and structures the classroom to guide and support the lessons. We review current Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals and map out the skills necessary to achieve them. Our certified special education teacher creates a schedule inclusive of the varying abilities in the class and fosters each student's academic pace. The academic subjects study include the fundamental standards required for Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). You can read more about Unique Learning at www.n2y.com.
Program Hours: Monday - Thursday from 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Ratio: 1:6 (teacher:child)
Ages: 3 yrs - 8 yrs
Every child is unique. We believe that success and growth come from encouragement and praise. We nurture the child's natural strengths and guide him or her in achieving developmental milestones. Through play a child sees the world around them with wonder and awe, we believe in encouraging their natural curiosity but it sometimes requires guidance in a structured setting before it can be generalized into other settings.
Our Group Play focuses on instruction, practice, and reinforcement of social skills through play in a structured inclusive setting. Children are taught the social skils to be able to play with other children whether it be in the form of independent play, onlooker play, parallel play, associative play, or cooperative play. Our small ratios allow us to work with the child (18mos to 5yrs 11mos) 1:1 frequently during the four hour Group Play session. A developmental portfolio is created for each child that includes the child's current strengths and developmental milestones to meet. A Balanced Child Curriculum is followed, which includes all domains of childhood development. Activities are modified to each child's abilities and modified as the child continues to develop skills to master the activities on their own. The classroom is set up into centers much like those that can be found in preschool programs. This settig was intentionally created to duplicate preschool program settings so that the child can work on the skills he or she needs to be able to generalize into those settings to be successful.
Program Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00am - 2:00pm
Ratio: 1:4 (teacher:child)
Ages: 18 mos - 5 yrs
We have open enrollment year round and offer Part-Time and Drop-In service.
Additional Group Play sessions for children up to 10yrs of age include Holiday Play (November & December) and our Summer Sessions
At A Balanced Child we strive to provide the best treatment for children and their families. In partnering with parents and professionals, we communicate effective strategies for children with varying abilities to become more successful in their environments. We create strategies specific to challenges which may arise on a daily basis. We provide the tools necessary to aid in modifying behavior, improving social interaction, and facilitate learning. A Balanced Child offers professional consulting at your facility. Parent trainings are scheduled both in home and at our location.