Consulting offers autism consulting, behavior therapy, and treatment plans for autism-related
disorders in the Central Texas -- Austin, Round Rock, Pflugerville,
Cedar Park, and Leander -- area. Please see theservices section for more information.
is also designed to help educate parents
and professionals on
autism spectrum disorders including PDD, PDD-NOS and
on treating challenging behaviors
using Applied Behavior Analysisand Verbal Behavior.
For more information on insurance, medical coverage, and treatment payment options, please visit Autism Insurance - insurance, medical coverage, and payment options for autism spectrum disorders
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Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder
Autism is a complex
neurobiological disorder that presents itself in children before 3 years
of age and persists throughout adulthood. Autism is one of the five
disorders listed under the umbrella of Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
Individuals with Autism have deficits in communication, both verbal and
nonverbal, social interactions and pragmatics, lack of play skills, lack
of flexibility in everyday routines and transitions and have a
preoccupation with repetitive behaviors, such as spinning and lining up
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Asperger's Syndrome is a
neurobiological disorder on the autism spectrum which manifests in
children as normal to high intelligence and typical language
development. Other characteristics include delayed social skills,
difficulty with transitions, preoccupation with sameness and routines
and heightened sensory awareness.
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As an autism spectrum
consultant in the Central Texas area, I provide the following services
for institutions (private and public) and families:
Assessments using the
Assessment of Basic Language and Learning Skills (ABLLS-R) and the Verbal Behavior-Milestones Assessment and Placement Program (VB-MAPP) including
initial assessments and quarterly updates
management of ABA programs for institutions and home programs for
It is important to note that
children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, PDD, PDD-NOS or Asperger's
Syndrome are best served with a multidisciplinary treatment approach.
Options for treatment
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Applied Behavior Analysis
Behavior Analysis is the
science that studies environmental events that change behavior. Behavior
Analysis is different from the psychological sciences in that the
behavior itself and its interactions in the immediate environment is the
primary interest as opposed to the "mental" aspects of the behavior.
Variations in behavior, defined as changes in the frequency or form of
what we do or what we say, are understood in terms of relations with
real-world events. Behavior analysts' main goal is to solve human
problems by modifying environments in relation to behavior that causes difficulties.
Behavior Analysis looks at
a three-step contingency when studying behavior; A-B-C Contingency
standing for Antecedent, Behavior and Consequence.
Antecedents occur right before a behavior; Behaviors are the target
behaviors being observed and Consequences occur immediately after the
Learn more about ABA in theResources section.
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|CDC Releases New
Prevalence Data for Autism Spectrum Disorders
A newly released study by
the Center for Disease Control indicates rates of autism prevelance have
increased from 1 in 100 children to 1 in 88 children.