Autism Resource, Community Resource in Acadiana
TCA is a premier provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services. ABA methods are the most scientifically validated treatment approaches, have the strongest and broadest evidence-base, and are considered the gold standard of treatment services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Our therapies incorporate the latest ABA findings to develop tailored programs that address the needs of individuals with disabilities and their families in the home, school and community. TCA is an experienced resource to help those with developmental needs in such ways as:
-Our family-focused programs are designed to teach language, social skills, self-help and independence within natural daily activities and family routines
-We work with school districts to provide support and training to school personnel
-In partnership with state and local funding sources, we provide clinic-based programs for early intervention, social skills and positive behavioral support
-We contract with insurance companies to provide services and also work privately with families, providing ongoing support to parents and siblings
Please be assured that our staff is highly educated, experienced and licensed by the state of Louisiana. They bring a diverse clinical experience to the ongoing development of our programs. We take great pride in what we do and always promise to hold ourselves to the highest professional standards possible.
How can ABA Help?
As a science, Applied Behavior Analysis (insert website link) is able to either increase or decrease any observable behavior. ABA Therapy at TCA is divided into two general areas: increasing skill acquisition and decreasing problematic behavior. Some common behaviors that TCA addresses include:
- developing joint attention skills and eye contact
- increasing receptive and expressive language skills
- increasing gross and fine motor movements
- promoting appropriate social and play skills
- developing classroom readiness behaviors such as sitting at a table and working for an extended period of time or attending to a teacher
TCA also addresses any disruptive behavior that may be causing problems at home, school, or work.
ABA at TCA
ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a research-based treatment for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other developmental delays. We teach our patients the skills they need by providing a safe, controlled environment in which learning is fun! Common skills that addressed are:
- cooperation and compliance skills
- visual performance
- receptive and expressive language
- gross and fine motor skills
- social and coordinated play skills
- classroom readiness
We also address individuals that struggle with “melt-downs” or other problematic behaviors. Each intervention is based on our patient’s needs. Each therapy session will incorporate a 1:1 therapy model, in which one patient will be working with at least one registered line therapist.
Parents/guardians are encouraged to remain involved with their child’s progress and will be given guidance on how to incorporate skills learned in therapy at home. More information on ABA treatment can be found here (insert website link). If you have specific questions about ABA therapy, please contact us at (337) 233-1167.
300 Park West Drive
Scott, LA 70583
Consultation and Intake:
Our staff BCBAs conduct consultations with the patient’s parents or guardians to gather information pertaining to treatment. This is the time to discuss specific services provided and to ask questions about specific treatment goals. This is also the time to discuss any concerns the parents or guardians may have. If treatment is sought, this meeting will also provide an opportunity to schedule assessments, sign consent forms, and to collect needed information.
The second assessment, VB-MAPP, allows us to compare specific skills of your child to skills of their peers to monitor their progress through developmental milestones.
TCA provides two forms of assessments. The first, Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS), is used as a curriculum guide and skill tracking system. It is generally used for higher functioning children or adults and/or school-aged children. It may assist in developing Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) objectives and goals for local school systems.
ABA and/or Verbal Behavior:
These therapies feature both one-on-one and group sessions of behavior training that utilize ABA principles. TCA recommends between six and thirty hours per week for most patients. Most sessions will last three hours. Two hours will be spent in one-on-one sessions and the last hour will be spent in group sessions. Special arrangements may be considered depending upon availability.